The Printed Fabric Bee

  Good Monday Morning! I am so excited to share with you a new project I will be involved with for the next 12 months. Lynn Krawczyk and Lisa Chin created this group and invited me to be part of this project with nine other fabric artists. The Printed Fabric Bee is a printed fabric…

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My very own thermofax screen play

Wow! I finally have my very own designs on thermofax screens. The images for thermofax screens need to be high resolution black and white jpgs or pdfs. For the top print I used spools that I stamped with paint. I didn’t want the spools to be perfect so I chose those images that were missing…

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Sun Printed Apron

Yesterday I played again in the sun with Setacolor Transparent Paints and Crafters Workshop stencils. I pinned this easy adjustable apron tutorial several months ago. See the directions on Purl Bee here. I made this apron out of canvas drop cloth. Here is what it looked like after I sewed it. Okay but it needed…

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Giveaway: Quilting Arts Mag

CONGRATULATIONS TO PAT AND ALI – WINNERS OF THIS GIVEAWAY As I wrote in this post, I was published in the June/July 2012 issue of Quilting Arts. Because I wrote for this issue, I received a couple copies.  I subscribe so I don’t need all of these extras. I’m giving one of them away to…

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More Sun Printed Fabric

Last weekend, in addition to those handkerchiefs, I also sun printed some fabric. This is so much fun and so easy! I used muslin yardage for this project, but you could also use most any piece of clothing you have in your closet. These paints work on all natural and “most” synthetic fabrics. Setacolor Transparent…

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Setacolored handkerchiefs

On Monday I spent the afternoon dyeing and sun printing material. We continue to decrease our use of paper products. I’ve been thinking about all of the kleenex I use after maybe one nose wipe. I have been buying old linens from thrift stores which have included some really beautiful handkerchiefs, but they are usually…

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Hawaiian seed pod crafting

While on the Big Island in January, almost every morning we’d go for a walk. On one of those walks I found these amazing pods and just had to bring them home to play on fabric. They are very hard – a pod like I’ve never seen. They are also BIG! So first I used…

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Petroglyph-inspired rubbing plates

When Dave and I visited the Petroglyph National Monument last September, I just fell in love with all of these rock carvings. That site has over 20,000 images that were carved on the volcanic rocks by the Native Americans and Spanish settlers. As we were walking around looking at all of these drawings, I was…

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Spinner Fabric Art

I’ve had this art spinner for quite awhile. In the past I used it to make colorful pieces of paper for cards. I’ve been so into fabric lately so I decided to try using fabric instead of paper with those Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylics. So I got out my trusty spinner and played. You are…

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