I love text on fabric so I was really looking forward to playing. This was a fun and fast project once I decided what I wanted to do.
I experimented with my handwriting and ended up using this Artistcellar stencil. This is Runes, one of the stencils from Jill K. Berry’s TEXTures Series. You know I love to make my own stencils, but this one (really this whole set) I absolutely love.
After washing my fabric, I soaked it in soda ash water for 30 minutes and then hung it to dry. Once dry using Color Magnet, I stenciled on the material and let it dry overnight. The next day I low immersion dyed the fabric with turquoise, teal, and indigo fiber reactive dyes. After it batched for 24 hours, I washed, dried, and ironed it. That’s all. Easy Peasy!
I thought about adding additional markings with either discharge or paint, but decided I liked it as is.
I also made a 6 x 6 piece that will be given away next month with this month’s collection.
Stay tuned for the giveaway.