Friday, June 8, 2012

Stamping on Rust Fabric

Ready to show off our Rit dyed rusted fabric. Each person in our group was to stamp their squares of fabric.  They could all be one design or they could do a variety of things.

Exchange of rusted /stamped squares happened at the May meeting.  Our next task is to create something from these pieces.  We will display all pieces as a group in some art/quilt show.

My Goatfeathers studio is set for the event.

As part of our Fiber Muse group in Lake City we are now stamping our fabric that was rust dyed.

Use Rit Dye and put it in a tin pan over top of a folded paper towel.  We later found that just painting your stamp with a foam brush was equally as effective if not better.

Full Instructions are available here.  How to Block Print Fabric (stamping)

Use stamps that have fairly large details. 
Rubber stamps, foam stamps and block wood stamps can be used.

Clean up is a breeze if you use hand sanitizer. 
 It cleans the stamps and gets all the dye off your hands.

Using material from nature makes wonderful stamps.  This is a bamboo leaf.

The fish on this was cut from very thin foam and scored with a pencil for the scale detail.

 Joyce liked using those computer parts.  Very Techie!!!

This was done with a plastic doily.

This work belongs to Joyce Ross.

Merri was creating an African look.


After awhile you could see that each person had their own style.  This is Merri McKenzie's art work.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Un-tail-it challenge

Recently I entered a quilting challenge sponsored by the Fabric Art Shoppe in Lake City, Florida.

This was my first piece that I ever entered in a contest.

The rules were to use the fabric that was given to you in at least 25 % of the project, must have batting and some type of quilting. It could not be larger than 18" x 24".

This was the fabric called cat tails that was to be used. I looked at this fabric and I could see alligator eyes, frog eyes but could not figure out how to execute such a grand design.

  I opted for the female figure that has the title Retail Theoay

Look I won a prize for the Most Original.  I was shocked.  My sister won also for Best Use of Color.

What a fun project.  I just love the corn.  That is my favorite.  If you could see it in person you would see that the fabric had been textured to resemble corn kernels.