Monday, April 21, 2014

What to Do, What to Do?

As you may know, I've been creating fabrics over the past few years with dye, soy wax and a few other techniques......well, maybe dozens...
And I've got a lot of yardage, half and quarter yards that I've made. Some are great teaching samples, some are great for illustrating design elements and so forth but I'm thinking it's time to cut some of these babies up!
So how about some thoughts on what I should do with this:

Or this:

Or this:

Enjoy, Susan!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How Lemon Pie and Facebook Connect.....

I have a friend that I rarely see in person, she doesn't live near me, in fact we meet up once every couple years at a Fibre Art Network retreat and that's it!
But like many, many people we keep in touch through Facebook.
Now, I know that Facebook gets a lot of criticism, much of it deserved, but usually because people do not filter their posts very well. I don't play Facebook Games, I don't send pokes, presents or anything like that, but I do enjoy the connections we make, the joys and sorrows we share and the interesting things we learn (sometimes true, sometimes not)
Anyway, my friends son owns a restaurant in Montreal and she often posts pictures about the restaurant. It just so happened my daughter and I went to Montreal for an appointment last week and we stopped there for lunch, simply because it was the only place we knew and it was recommended by "his mum".

It was delicious and I do recommend it (now you have two recommendations, "his mum and me") and definitely have dessert, you won't regret it! And that's how Lemon Pie and Facebook Connect!!!!
Enjoy, Susan!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Printed Fabric Bee

Here is the latest information from the Printed Fabric Bee, have you been following along? Don't forget that you have a chance to win nine 6" x 6" hand dyed, designed and painted squares from wonderfully talented surface designers!

All you need to do is visit this month's Queen, Carol R. Eaton's blog:
and comment to win!
Here are some pictures of my fabric and the process:
I started off with hand dyed fabric:
Then I screened on some discharge paste with a thermofax screen with an Echinacea pattern:
Then I printed again with a rich brown paint and offset the design slightly:
And also painted the centres of the flower with a cobalt blue paint for some highlights. I also added trios of mini dots all over the fabric. they are hard to see but show up better in the fabric sample that will be part of the Giveaway! So don't forget to enter!