Barbara's retreat quilt is almost finished also...love the checkerboard border and the touch of red in one of the squares...how clever of Barbara to think of that!
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Our Fiber Junkies meeting was held last Thursday at Susan's home. It's always such fun to get together and see what each has been up to. Denny as always has something to share. She made lots of tops last year and this year is determined to quilt all of them. Here is a beauty she just finished....
Gen has been working with paper for her very colorful journals....experimenting with different paints, inks and pens.
The borders are stenciled with material used at construction sites for laying tiles. I have the same kind of grid which I love to use on fabric. I'm so anxious to see it finished...it's going to be wonderful and so interesting.
Choose 2 - 3 dyes (which have been thickened) and starting with the lightest, run the dye on the front of the screen....keep doing this until the interfacing which is taped on the back appears to be saturated. Having a newspaper underneath for this step is a big help.
On the left is the starting of the saturation process; on the right, after several swipes of dye paint, the interfacing is finally saturated. You can see how the image has served as a resist.
Kate was using an interesting screen and some greens and blues.
Gen was experimenting with the 3 primary colors as suggested in the book.
And the whole time, sweet Sadie, keeping us company while also keeping watch over our treasures lay drying on the floor.
So my pieces have been batched, washed and ironed and even though I only did 3 pieces, I'm happy with them...something that doesn't often happen.
I will be definitely trying this technique again...great fun