Hello all, sorry I have been away so long. After the holiday I have been a bit blue, and I really don't know why, that coupled with the start back to school has me staring into space every evening! I thought I would show you what little I made while I was away. I put the bones of this needle case together before I went to hold my needles and scissors and I embroidered the decoration while I was on the sunbed!
These are 2 of my 4 Dotee dolls for a trade on Textiles Challenges, have to get my finger out and finish the last 2! They don't take long, but as i say i have been in a malaise of late!
I have been on a course today on fabric painting. Some of the lovely ladies in my C+G group had the inspired idea of forming a group for workshops. That way we can teach each other and also get some bigger names in for a more reasonable price. This was the first meeting and Deb O'Hare took the first workshop, she has just finished part 1 C+G with us. She was fab and showed us lots of interesting ideas with fabric paints. This is Deb with one of her art quilts.
These pics are a bit out of order but anyway, she showed us how to use tissue that is not colour fast to dye the fabric.And here is my finished dried piece of fabric.
Then we used the pebeo seta colour , both the transparent and the opaque to sun print. These are Deb's demo results, she made paper masks.Here are all of the participants results hanging to dry.
She showed us how to use pleating and scrunching to make marks on the surface, the paint gathers in the folds and makes stronger marks. Here are mine.
Here is my sky effect drying.
I had a great time and it enthused me to do more, I want to redo some of mine now and think of things to make!!! I think I will use some of the fabrics for the quilty swap I am in and to make postcards.