Sunday, August 30, 2009

Discharge Shirt

I used masking tape and cut out leaves from freezer paper. I ironed onto the shirt the freezer paper leaves. Then I sprayed the shirt with 1/2 water and 1/2 bleach. Once the shirt discharged to the point that I liked the look of it I put it in peroxide and water to stop the bleach action.
Pesto I had another shirt design.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A days dyeing

This one is burgundy to raspberry.
This one is lilac to chartreuse.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Halloween Shirts

Just finished these shirts for two of my grandchildren. This one is for a girl.
This one is for a boy. They like things scary looking.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Rust Scarf

This is a silk crepe scarf. I rusted it first and then dyed it with bronze. Turned out very nice.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dyeing Fabric

I am having a fun time experimenting with the dyeing the way Lynn Koolish does in her book Fast Fun and Easy.
I used six eight ounce plastic glasses as you can see above on the cover of the book. Each piece of fabric is 1/4 of a yard. I started with brilliant blue and ended with turquoise.
The larger piece is a yard that I used all of the left over dye on and then the smaller pieces are done with imperial purple to red wine.
Much fun to see how they come out.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Jacket

This is a origami jacket using squares. I dyed the fabric with procion dyes. The front and back squares I silk screened thicken procion dye for images. Each square is quilted. Some with beads added. Some free motion also. I used covered cord to form a button hole and a decoration. I used a felted ball for a button.

I used Rami Kim's book Quilted Elegance for the idea of the quilted pattern and I really like the look it gives. I also used polished cotton and it has a nice sheen which gives the jacket a rich look. I used Rosemary Eichorn's book The Art of Fabric Collage for the idea of the covered cord. She does a nice job of explaining how to cover the cord and then ideas as to what to use it for. Some nice added details for a jacket. I have had her book for a long time and have always been going to do some of the collage work. Maybe this is a beginning.

Monday, August 10, 2009


My labor in the garden is presenting itself. A friend gave me some sunflower seeds and said that they would be eight feet tall. I do believe she is right. The birds will be happy soon.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Screen T-Shirt

This is the screened t-shirt that I did for a demo in my last class.