Friday, September 16, 2011

My Pink Morning

 I am trying a few new techniques for fabric surface design today, and I loved the colors so much that I kept going and dyed some fibers to spin into a matching yarn.  It was really fun and the colors turned out so bright and yummy; however, in the end I discovered that I literally turned my hands pink.  Turns out my messy creating style with paint does not work so well with a dying process, as the paint does scrub off and well dye... not so much.  Oh well, pink is a happy color, and at least I didnt turn them black or brown or some other color that translates as dirt.  Here are some pics from my morning:
I used a regular washable glue to create the flowers and typical fabric dyes for the colors.  I am planning on turning the fabric into journal covers and the fibers will be handspun yarn to tie onto the binding.  I am loving the way it looks outside my window right now, blowing in the wind on the clothesline.  I just might have to make some more in this colorway to turn into flags or something, just so I can enjoy it all year round.  Happy Friday!


  1. WOW! This is looking awesome...popping with pink! Love it so far and great process pix! you ROCK! POP ART MINIS

  2. Glue? I have been around a long time... why have I never heard of using glue as a resist before? Or maybe I have been around so long I have forgotten.... either way, I am going to play with this method. Thanks

  3. Love the colours. I can't wait to see how you make them into journal covers! Sounds like a great and colourful idea ! :)

  4. I love this. Thanks for the inspiration.

    My 11 year old daughter wants to be a fashion designer
    and this is a great opportunity for her to make her own fabric.

    I’d love to know what kind of glue you used.
    Thanks so much!

  5. Thanks everyone! Eydie, i would HIGHLY recommend that your daughter sign up for Alisa Burke's Surface Design E-course. Its all about designing and creating your own fabric designs. It's where I learned how to do this, and I dont want to divulge Alisa's secrets... plus the class is really great! just go to and look at her online class list.


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