Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Clowder of FUZZ

So, I had this picture of my cat FUZZ, and I ran it through Photoshop (Version 5.5, I bought it in 2000). Next, I printed him out on white cotton fabric and painted over the faces with translucent fabric paint.

A Clowder of FUZZ

I appliqued one head to the fabric before doing the background stitching, but it was a pain in the butt to stitch around the head, so for the rest I did the background stitching first.

These pieces are about 4" square, and need to be finished along the edges (also need beads or sequins or more stitching or all of the above). My plan is to let them ripen for a few days while I work with other images printed on fabric, most likely fabric postcards.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Snow Dyeing

I rejoined Quiltart as a lurker, and many of them are doing some snow dyeing this winter. I feel like a sheeple, but I have a little fresh snow this week. :-|

Snow Dyeing

I used two colors of dye, "Royal Blue" and "Raspberry". The latter separated into component colors very quickly:


The concept is that as the snow melts, the dye will seep onto the fabric, creating interesting patterns--especially if, as I have done, you have used a dye mixed from two or more separate colors.

My results? I don't have them yet. After four hours only half the snow has melted. :-\ Stay tuned.

Try it for yourself: Snow dyeing instructions (pdf)