After deciding that we needed to be a bit more structured this month Dyeing to Paint members focused on creating textured landscpaes – taking inspiration from Wendy Dolan’s new book
The first step was to share white and cream fabrics to creat a textured base. Here Keris is patiently putting hers together
Once the background was secured it was time to paint. Corinne was exploring using autumn colours and had fussy cut her leaves from a white fabric and then painted them
Caroline was using lots of colour and adding foils
Monica was busy creating a landscape from a photo she had taken of the local woods. She painted bondaweb to make the trees
And, Liz had created a very textured background with wool fabrics – which came alive when she added paint
The new toy was xpandaprint which most had a go with to enhance their textured backgrounds. Great fun to use with spectacular results.
Whilst a number of the group were absorbed in this exercise others were busy in their own zones…..
Ann, who was completely encircled with jars of paint, produced some lovely marbled effect pieces of fabric
Keris had started to work on completing a piece of work she began a while ago when she was experimenting with transfer art paints.
Hilary was playing with tyvek and the heat gun
Whilst, others were taking a well earned lunch break!
Monica showed the group a photo of some fabric flowers that she had made from a Gillian Travis kit – and Hilary brought in the flowers that she had made.
It wasn’t long before a decision was made to have a day so that everyone could make them!
As ever HAPPY DAYS at Dyeing to Paint
“Hello Monica. How lovely to hear that my book gave you all inspiration for your work. The images are great so thank you so much for sending them to me. I wish you all the very best and perhaps will see some of you at the festival of quilts where I will have a small demonstrators stand“.Best wishes WendyDolan