Sunday, August 19, 2007


Last weekend I dyed fabrics. One piece jumped out at me. It was a 2 yd piece that I had tied all one direction and dip dyed it. When I took the rubber bands off and laid it out the design looked like a huge flower!! Well to me anyhow........ your eye might see it as something different!!!

I set to work using one of the flowers as a trial run to see if it could be worked into a huge sunflower and yes it can!! This piece still needs lots of work but now I know it is "workable." I sent a piece to three of the people I know are very creative to see what they will do with it!! I think we need a vote though........Do you think the blue should be at the top so it gives an indication of "sky" or at the bottom as in this picture with the yellow at the top giving the indication of sun??? I think "maybe" the blue should be at the top with the yellow sun shining lower on the stem of the flower?????? Hmmmmmmm give me your thoughts please!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Fabric Dying

Today I finished my dying for a swap on Surface Design. I was especially pleased with the white wool felt in the top picture. I scrunched up a 1 yd piece and put it into a 1 gallon jar, then started pouring colors in. I started with gold let it run to the bottom and soak in, then turquoise, hot pink and purple. I love how this piece turned out!!!! As you can see from the photos I dyed a lot of fabric today. Hubby even moved the old washer from the garage outside and hooked it to the garden hose so I could do a cold water rinse to set the Rit dyes. He's a keeper that's for sure!!!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Art Card Deck Ideas

I entered the above six fiber art post cards in the Art Card Deck Ideas contest. 52 winners will be chosen for a calendar page in the deck along with one grand prize winner!!!

Please go to this website and view all the wonderful entries!! There are some beautiful Art Cards!!! It will be interesting to see whose card makes the Art Card Deck!!
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Quiltie and ATC's

I made these for a swap on Unlimited Textiles group. 5" x 5" quiltie and 3 ATC's. The quiltie is entirely felted/punched on my Xpressions machine. The pink colored ATC is Fiber Fusion. The yarns & glitter were added to the wet Fibers and left to dry. The copper glue globs were added last. The turquoise cards are silk fusion, punched rovings and machine embroidered dragonflys.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Journal pages & PC's

I have just finished the Spring, Fall & Winter journal pages for swaps. I did the Fall and Winter on my Xpressions felting machine and then added some pumpkins and snowflakes from my scrapbooking stash. ( I am not a scrap booker).
The spring journal page was made using a paper towel for the background thus the tiny little flowers you see. I then added sticky backed quilled flowers and butterflies and punched a sheer netting over the top to hold the flowers on.

I recently finished these Postcards for a swap on Surface Design "Embellished Layers". These will go to Phyllis in MI, Carol in NC, Mags in Wales & Dale in Australia. I used many different embellished layers and fibers for these.