Sun Shibori and more

It was so much fun to get out and sun print this past weekend. I’ve done a lot of sun printing with botanicals, but this time I wanted to try a shibori technique. My friend, Lisa Chin, demonstrated this on her webinar, Creating Prayer Flags with Sun Shibori and Stencils. It’s on sale right now!…

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Redoing an old piece with Setacolor paints

I must confess that I made this a year ago. I took all of the process pictures, did the stitching, and then wasn’t sure I really liked it. It’s been hiding in my studio for quite some time so yesterday I thought I’d do something drastic – dye it.¬† Well, I dug it out from…

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Using the sun to print fabric

I’ve not done any sun printing since last summer. The sun was out Saturday so I played a bit. If you are new to my blog, I’ve written several posts on sun printing. I started out using craft paint in this post. I also tried Dye-na-Flow in this post. But my favorite paint for this…

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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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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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