Friday, December 26, 2008

Dyeing and Embossing Velvet

I put the wood stamps under the fabric with the plush side down on the wood stamp and sprayed it with starch and used a iron for about a minute being careful to watch for scorching. Do not move the iron back and forth or you may move the material and not get a clear design.

Then I waxed here and there with a brush(Batiki) and then dyed the fabric in Navy blue. Again let it set covered in plastic for 24 hours. The under colors show through in some places. These are the wood blocks that I used to emboss the velvet.

I have been working to complete this for a while. This is two yards of rayon/silk velvet stretched on a frame. I used several bright procion dye colors and let it set for 24 hours covered in plastic.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Gift

I have received the best Christmas Gift this year. A 20 pound weight loss as of today. It has taken me 30 years to find the answers to my health issues and at last they are here. Like everyones life there have been some real rough times, but being almost to the end of my health journey is a gift I am receiving with great joy today.

Happy Holidays to all.