Tried this technique I recently found. (But why is it so hard to find the magazine now so that I can give proper credit?) It was so fun and easy, I plan to have my Art + Quilt group over to try it too. "Chunks" of silk ties are positioned on a piece of white silk. I placed another silk piece on top, then rolled it up, tied it in frequent intervals and then boiled it in water with a little vinegar for 15 minutes. I'm already envisioning the quilt it will become.
Later: This technique is shown in Quilting Arts Magazine Oct/Nov 2010 - Tie Transfer Dyeing, pg 20.
By Kathy Barinholtz
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Picked up walnuts. Made luscious dye from them in a pot. Decided to give some baskets a nice bath in the dye. I think it makes them so rich. Never mind about my brown fingernails. Hee. AND the scraped up elbow due to a rolling fall from stepping just right on one of those hiding walnuts. Ugh!
Monday, October 10, 2011
This Grandmother's Flower Garden variation was found at a garage sale, unfinished, neglected and abused. With some and extra TLC, soap and water, removal of large, orange rug yarn ties and disintegrating batting and backing, and quite a few hours, it is finished. Except for the small green and red print hexagons that surround each flower and the green flower centers, I found very few duplicates of fabrics (mostly feed sack prints) in the rest of the quilt top. I kept thinking that the spirit of the lady who first started the handstitched piece was urging me on. I hand quilted each hexagon with a variety of colors of embroidery floss. The back is pieced with yellow and green.