Friday, April 15, 2005
I realized somewhat belatedly that the handpainted fabrics I posted are not at all like the ones I used to make the quilt below. You have to have a lot more color variations so that you can pick
and choose where to place your pattern pieces , or where to cut directly from them, which is what I did. These are fabrics from the workshop. We learned two methods, one where you
stretch the fabric on a canvas and paint it like these, and one where you sort of scrunch
everything up on plastic and let it dry that way. Use a water bottle to wet your fabric, plenty of setacolor, and work wet in wet. We also used rock salt to get some of the effects. I had a great time, the painting was my favorite part!