Monday, September 12, 2011

More painted fabric and thread

I spent the weekend playing with some of my hand-painted fabric, plus creating more. This is so much fun!

some commercial fabric, after spraying with water
I am using Setacolor Transparent fabric paints, which are applied like paint, but create the effect of dyes when they are finished. My two favorite effects are sunpainting, using various objects or paper cutouts as a resist, and using salt, which concentrates the colors. I am using Jacquard's Silk Salt, but kosher or rock salt works as well.
the fabric with wet paint
I spent most of the weekend working on a project using some of the fabric I'd painted on bleached muslin, and I'll share that as I get further along. But just for the fun of it, I decided to try painting some commercially printed fabric. And, I pulled out some cotton crochet thread and painted it. I used a little of the thread in an experiment in bobbin work.

So here are the results of this weekend's fabric painting.

More later.

fabric on right after drying

other fabric, plus one more, after drying

cotton crochet thread, wet with paint

thread finished