Monday, May 19, 2014

New covered sketchbooks

These are a few of the covered books I've been making to sell at Genesis in the Hills vegetarian cafe. They've been selling so well, I can't keep up! Above: the background is made up from tiny scraps of quilt fabric and some yarns with a sheer fabric over - the heart fabric was made the same way with rows of machine stitching over. It's a bit hard to see in its cellophane packet.

Above: made from a heat transfer dye sample piece with lots of machine stitching.
Below: mono and thermofax printed, machine embroidered flower applied.

I've also done a new post on the Designing Women blog - read it here.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Heat transfer dyeing workshop

Today's workshop for Threads in the Valley ASG group.

My table 

Love these wooden circles - they were great for texture rubbings.

The students got some great results and I think they had fun.

Good use of leaves for resists