Saturday, October 26, 2013

Monoprinting daisies

This is detail of a small quilt that I made last year.  I started with a monoprint using fabric paints of some daisies that I had earlier painted in watercolour.  I stitched like crazy and bound the little quilt in black with red accents.  I called it "The Space Between" and it was juried into the Canadian National Quilt Show last May. That was exciting!!
Today I have made up another batch of dyes and I feel as if maybe this is the start of some fabric work again.  I really haven't done much in quite a few months.  I'm still working on the Quilting and Patchwork class offered by the Kemshalls on their Design Matters site (it's a great course).  So far we've been working with paper and paint so this is my first go at fabric pieces in a while. I'm trying to settle on a colour palette....such a hard job because I love all colours, pastel colours to jewel colours.  And who can forget the drama of black and white??!!  What a decision.  I'm still floundering about trying to decide.  More dyeing tomorrow to see if I can come closer to a satisfactory solution!!
I bought Ann Johnston's new DVD on dyeing fabric (available on her website).  It is SO inspirational.  I have taken a few classes with her and she is a wonderful and wonderfully generous instructor.  And her DVD is also exceptional.
I feel as if I'm wandering here.  I'm going to wander off and press my rinsed out fabrics.
I'll be back.  In the meantime, check out these links.....


  1. Replies
    1. Tks, Jo. You know I love those wee daisies!!!

  2. Very many thanks, Marny. I will check out Ann Johnston as soon as I have a moment. It sounds great . While I think of it - have you seen Ruth Issett's latest book A Passion for Colour? Now that's a riot of colour and texture ... delicious. When I've something to show from experiments from the book I will post ...

    1. Tks, CS. I have pre-ordered Ruth Issett's new book from Amazon but so far it's not available here in Canada. I have all her other books and I've been lucky enough to take some classes with her....she is one talented lady!!! I'll check out your posts to check out your inspiration!!