Sharlene Wimpfheimer of Coon Rapids Mn, made this interesting fabric swatch. Sharlene painted a canvas like fabric then stenciled on the design with a gold paint. Here is the clever part, she cut the fabric into small squares and sewed it back together in a random fashion. The photo does not pick up the gold thread zigzag stitch used to sew the blocks together. It's a very cool swatch!
Now this swatch looks like it was made by someone who knows how to dye fabric!
It was made by Carol Parker Mittal. I'll just quote her description of how she made it since my experience with dyeing fabric stops at Rit powder dye and hot water.
" Cotton, dyed and over-dyed using low-water immersion techniques: discharge image created with hand-carved rubber stamp." Carol's words.
Hand-carved rubber stamp! Carol has talent in spades!!
I sent in two fabric designs ( 8 squares of each) and received 12 squares in the mail. No one gave their fabric a title. I gave both of mine a title, it was fun thinking them up!
I would name this swatch by Karen Cross, "Dreaming". The soft pastel colors are soothing. The fabric is a bit brighter than what you see in the photo.
Karen painted PFD fabric with Setacolor paint, then stamped, stenciled and splattered with Lumiere paint. (her words)
Karen and I are kindred spirtis. I love Lumiere paints. Heck, I love anything metallic and shiny.
More swatches tomorrow.
If you were wondering what the titles of my fabric were, wonder no more, Canon Hieroglyphics and Metallic Punch.