painted silk piece by newfoundland artist, Katherine Munro (she has some fab stuff and she's a newf - which is very cool, because both my grandparents were from newfoundland!)
so i had an idea...well, it's been an idea long since coming, but i haven't gotten my butt in gear and implemented this idea. i want to dye fabric and paint fabric with dye. i know how to do it and how to batik, but i just don't do it on a regular basis! and i want to! i love the way fabric comes out of a dye bath because it's something new every time, a different pattern, a different color...it just makes me happy. and i did add it to the summer list but i think it needs to be a weekly event, because i really want to start using my own fabrics in my quilts, in my fairies, in clothing! maybe on top of porch clean up weekend, it will also be a fabric dying weekend. yeah. i like the sound of that. i'll have to make up a vat of chemical water on friday night and since saturday is supposed to be b.u.t.full, i can work on the fabric dying outside! i will make certain to take picts and post them :^)
and again i say, "yippee!"
batik piece by Lisa Kattenbraker