Sunday, November 10, 2019

Fiber Junkies Nov - pt. 1

Fiber Junkies met again...shortly after the last meeting...twas the only date we all had free. Our little group of 6 really keeps busy and our calendars full. First up is always show and tell before we head off to play. Gen had come across some darling dresses she smocked and sewed for her girls...just so sweet and a walk down memory lane.

Sue had lots to show...some group round robins done in one sitting.
Everyone had their own stash of fabrics and a signature piece which was passed from person to person. The clock was set for 30 minutes each round and then the piece moved on to the next person. At the end of the day, everyone went home with a pieced top. This was a really nice piece.  This challenge was done with both prints and solids. Susan also showed us a finished piece which incorporated prints of a building she photographed in Asheville (lower left). She then sent it off to Spoonflower who did a beautiful job printing it into various sizes.
I love the multi borders and the pop of red...
I also loved the outer border where Susan used a tile mesh connector as a stamp.
Mary brought pieces of silk noil she had ice dyed at our last FJ gathering. The results were spectacular...!!! The 2 pieces in the second row were dyed in the same batch...both resemble each other but so different, depends where the dye is striking. We all love this technique and easy to understand why. You get beautiful and very unpredictable just a lot of fun.

Gen is more into paper but still had lots of fabric to dye in the way of old t-shirts and white pillowcases. Her old T is now a fun art shirt.

Kate showed us some beautiful covered notebooks she's been working on...all made with beautiful fabric she left is marbled, right is printed with dyes, middle above is stenciled with dye and shave cream and bottom, my favorite is eco printed.
The show and tell was really full and fun this time....Stay tuned for part 2 of our meeting.

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