are good for the soul, and definitely good for the deadline list! I can't remember the last time I felt like I got so much done in such a short time.
My Tangled Textiles piece is sandwiched and ready for quilting. I'm trying something a little different for that, and it involved getting a new gadget for my machine. I think it will work! Here's a sneak peek at a corner- the reveal isn't until Sunday.
My eyes are starved for color after winter, and my palette reflects that. I really had a lot of fun doing this one!
I am participating in a craft fair the women's group at my church is organizing- I will have my hand dyed fabric and scarves. I bought some cotton and rayon scarves to dye; I already had some silk I hadn't done anything with. I started dyeing Saturday with some solids, then last night got five dyepots going with some LWI scarves. I hope they sell, I have the possibility of a sales venue close to home and I'd like to know if the general public would like them before I commit.
On three scarves, I tried a new product- Color Magnet. You screen it on, and the color is darker there. Of the three I did, the coral colored one is my favorite. You really have to be extremely careful to not get extra spots on the fabric, and to make sure it is saturated.
I made a couple of screens to do deconstructed screenprinting with, and did two scarves this afternoon- one rayon and one silk. I'll let them batch overnight.
After I wash them out, I plan to overdye them.
I also overdyed a bunch of silk scarves that I'd decided were dogs, and had been run through a Thiox bath. I think they are all salvageable now- the colors at least don't remind me of a baby's diaper. Most need something else, I'm thinking I'll stencil some motifs with Shiva paintstiks.
The weather has been gorgeous the last couple of days- almost 70 F!! That is way above normal for March, but I will take it. I'm sure that, and the time change (I LOVE daylight savings) has helped energize me. Whatever the cause, I hope it sticks around awhile!!