I found this great fabric on sale
And immediately had an idea…
I wanted to make a quick, easy skirt. I had to wait a bit to actually cut the fabric. This was so funny!! What you can’t see is that as soon as I placed the fabric on the table, Honeybee ran over and lay down on it. I thought, ok, I have some yarn I need to wind for a student so I’ll just do that while he sleeps on my fabric. I pulled out the yarn winder and got started. As soon as I started winding yarn, Honeybee jumped up and started playing with the yarn. I kept winding slowly to play with him and then left him with the yarn and went back over to my fabric. As soon as I started marking the fabric, Honeybee came over and lay back down on the fabric. This picture is actually from the second time he laid down on the fabric! I did cut the fabric, but waited to do anything with it until Honeybee had his nap.
My idea is to paint the flowers (not every flower, but maybe 1/3 or 1/2 of them). I started with the centers of a few flowers. Then I realized that I had not done any testing to see if this would actually work — how would it fare in the wash and the dryer?? I have just had the rose dyeing fail. I decided to cut out a bit of fabric, paint it, wash it, dry it and iron it…
Can you tell the difference?? I can’t either except I took the pictures. The one on the left is before washing, drying and ironing – the one on the right is after. It made it through fabulously!! I was all set to go
These are the flowers I have done so far: one purple, one orange and one blue. It takes awhile, but I am loving it.
These are the paints I am using. They are a little stiffer when dry than I thought they would be even after washing and drying for the sample. I am hoping over time things soften up a little.