This month’s challenge for the Printed Fabric Bee was a 12 x 12 piece with text. Lisa Chin, the queen this month, also requested turquoise as her color of choice.
I love text on fabric so I was really looking forward to playing. This was a fun and fast project once I decided what I wanted to do.
I experimented with my handwriting and ended up using this Artistcellar stencil. This is Runes, one of the stencils from Jill K. Berry’s TEXTures Series. You know I love to make my own stencils, but this one (really this whole set) I absolutely love.
I also love Jacquard Color Magnet. If you’re not familiar with it, check out this post and this one.
After washing my fabric, I soaked it in soda ash water for 30 minutes and then hung it to dry. Once dry using Color Magnet, I stenciled on the material and let it dry overnight. The next day I low immersion dyed the fabric with turquoise, teal, and indigo fiber reactive dyes. After it batched for 24 hours, I washed, dried, and ironed it. That’s all. Easy Peasy!
I thought about adding additional markings with either discharge or paint, but decided I liked it as is.
I also made a 6 x 6 piece that will be given away next month with this month’s collection.
Stay tuned for the giveaway.
beautiful! and looking forward to the giveaway(lots of turquoise!!) I will have to check out the stencils too!
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My two favourite things – text and turquoise!!
Hi Marsha, Thank you! Yes, I too love turquoise. Thanks for dropping by. I do love that ZIZO!
Gill, Me too! Thanks for dropping by.
What an interesting process. Am definitely going to have to check out this Dye Magnet and learn more about it. Great piece of fabric.
I love it! The colors are beautiful… Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection!
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I LOVE this creation Lynda! I have a book of Runes and thought about having Lynn make me a thermofax screen from some of the figures.
This is a beautiful creation Lynda!
Thank you! What a great idea!!
Kathy, Thank you!
Carol, Thanks. I can’t wait to see the collection either!
Brenda, I absolutely love Color Magnet. It’s fun and gives interesting results. If you haven’t already, check out those other two posts about it.
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