At today’s Dyeing to Paint session we tried out ice dyeing – a simple process that requires fabric, Procion dies, soda solution and ice – not any old ice mind you – we used M&S ice cubes!
Glynis then introduced us to painting with a toilet roll which produced some lovely images of aganpanthus or alliums – whatever takes your fancy.
…..and cotton wool buds to paint lovely wisteria flowers
And, if that wasn’t enough there was a flurry of activity to dye fabric with Indian Inks
Isobelle was busy lino cutting
And Monica was block printing with a new pineapple print block
Another busy and enjoyable day with friends – always a pleasure!
At Dyeing to Paint today the focus was on painting with shaving foam and transfer art paints.
The shaving foam produced some wonderful landscape backgrounds which gave huge scope for creativity. So much so that Corinne started straight away to enhance her background fabric with fabric pens and more paint sprinkled with salt.
Caroline took a much different approach and went for the abstract which also worked extremely well
Meanwhile others decided to further explore the transfer art paints. Kira and Keris were very quietly concentraing on painting an Islamic design
Which, when transferred to fabric, looked terrific
Hillary decided to paint birds that she had seen in a magazine which look very effective
And Glynis painted Islamic images to great effect.
Whilst all this was going on Fiona was quietly creating a tile image with the lino cut tools
And, the day spurred Monica on to think about developing a transfer art paint image that she had made earlier. The image has been bordered with a fabric that has been dyed using soya wax as a resist and is now ready for a little free machine embroidery
A very productive day….. and it went in a flash!!!!
It was good to get back to normality after the Christmas celebrations with a Dyeing to Paint session. This month we experimented with a new Lino Cutting kit and tinkered with the transfer art paints, with some interesting results.
Transfer Art Paints
It might have helped if we had read the instuctions on use before we started!
And, to round off, below is a picture of a Christmas decoration that Corinne made by recycling a Christmas cracker and adding a little crochet work – inspired!!!