Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Opposites Attract

I took another leap of the technological cliff today and started an Etsy Shop. This quilt was the first item I posted! I love playing by weaving fabric strips to see the patterns develop.
The fabrics were ones that I had dyed and then painted as a demonstration in one of my workshops. I wove them together and then quilted through to hold the layers in place. I painted discharge paste over top, it was exciting to see how the colours and values changed while the painted parts stayed the same. That's because dye will discharge but paint will not.
I added some complementary colour with the stitched edging close to the binding to tie it all together. This little gem is for sale at http://www.susanpm.etsy.com/ !!!!


3 comments:

Yvonne said...

Interesting combination of techniques! And a big congratulations on getting your Etsy shop up and running!

maggi said...

Good luck with the new 'shop'

susan said...

Sounds like 2009 is already bringing about some big changes! Thermofax screens, walking more and an Etsy shop. Will you be opening an Ebay store as well? Would love to hear more about this adventure!