Before I bore you some more with the fabrics from my weekend workshop I have to show you the beautiful notebook cover that I won in Penny's giveaway at Fibrefrolics. Penny has been blogging for a year and her blog is both varied and attractive with some stunning photographs of her homeland, Scotland, and beautiful felted landscapes.
The felted notebook cover is in my favourite sea colours and has angelina fibres to give it an extra sparkle. The edge is beautifully finished in a very neat and even blanket stitch. I am thinking of stitching the little flower to the cover but maybe I should find another use for it as the cover speaks of the sea.
I washed all my dyed fabrics out yesterday and ironed them dry and I'll do no more than post them all below. Can you match them up to the print versions?
I like this section above. The background was monoprinted with a brushstroked print first and then mostly negative printed from the roller.
The piece above was simply printed with Lumiere irridescent paints onto dark blue polyester.
These two pieces are just small test squares using Markal paintstiks brushed across the surface. I have lots of Markal paintstiks so I really should do more of this.
Finally, guess who couldn't bring herself to throw the baby wipes away?
There must be about 40 or more all covered in fabric paint which have now dried out so I just have to find a use for them! I am pleased to say that I resisted the urge to gather up everyone's baby wipes! The ones I bought were eco-type wipes and had a cotton content so I'm hoping they will take stitch well once I've ironed them to set the paint.
One last thing, do you remember me telling you about my friend's daughter who has been designing for Makower? Well, her fabric collection 'Farm Corner' is now available in the UK. I googled Makower + farm corner and several sources came up. I have a new baby to make for later in the year (not my own I hasten to add!) so I feel a little plastic flexing coming on! lol