Printed Fabric Bee: Blue Spirals

For this month on the Printed Fabric Bee, Queen Bee Julie B. Booth requested her fabric piece to include blue spirals. She specified an 8 x 18 piece of material and said that she really liked ethnic fabrics, especially molas.

So I got out my book on African fabrics and turned to the page on Kente Cloth. Even though I don’t use these colors often, I really do love them and this type of cloth. The colors I chose were gold, green, silver, and blue.

I wanted to play on a black background, but when I dyed my fabric black I ended up with a beautiful gray blue. Pretty, but not the color I wanted. Anyway, here is Julie’s piece from me. Sorry about the background. I didn’t look at my photos until after I mailed Julie’s so this is the best one I have.

Julie's Printed Fabric Bee fabric

This is what I used to create this piece.

Supplies for Julie's piece

Since I didn’t have black fabric, I used this piece of gold that I dyed after stamping Color Magnet with one of my wood block stamps. I liked starting with a textured background. I used two of my new thermofax screens of my potato mashers (one on top of the other), my stencil, screen printing ink, Fabric Mate markers, daubers, and paint brushes.

Here is a closeup:

Closeup of Julie's pieceI also made a 6 x 6 piece for the giveaway that will happen soon. If you want to keep up with what the other nine fabric artists are doing on this challenge, come join our Facebook page here.

Hope those of you in the US have enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day. I know that I am so thankful for not only my hubby, sis, and friends, I also am thankful to all of you who continue to follow this blog. Have a wonderful weekend!