What a surprise when I found my inspiration from an old piece I had created a couple years ago.
I was reorganizing my fabrics and came across this piece. I absolutely love it, but there was not enough it to do anything with.
So I got out my soy wax and fiber reactive dyes. In this first piece I tried to copy this piece using the same background blue. However, it didn’t turn out as dark. I have to keep reminding myself that the dye is always darker when it’s wet.
This next piece I used gray as the background. I really like it better.
Then since I still had my soy wax skillet out, I decided to play with this piece of commercial fabric. I don’t use much commercial fabric except the white-on-white and the black-on-white. This is a white fabric with black typewriter text.
I’m again using the ProChem Print Paste I used in this blog post. If you are not familiar with soy wax resist, check out this tutorial. I think I’ll make either purses or some zip bags with these fabrics. I’ve not sewn anything since I started my studio reorganization, and I think I’m ready to get back!
In addition to the studio, I’ve taken this organization to other areas of the house. I thought organizing my socks and my panty drawers would be a good use of my time. 🙂 I found these organizational cubes on Amazon, and I am so happy with them. In this drawer I have my socks organized from light walking socks to heavy winter socks. It’s nice to have a place for everything. Every time I open those drawers it makes me happy!
It is amazing what Covid is doing to all of us – being excited about sock drawer organization?? But wait, there is more, but not today. Hope you have a creative weekend. As always, I appreciate you stopping by.
I’m linking up to Off The Wall Friday. Check out the other inspiration there.
Getting excited by a sock drawer…… ha ha ha….. yup, Covid will do that.
Janey, Yeah! That’s what it’s come down to!
Very cool! Makes me want to get my soy wax and thickened dyes out again.
Funny, I was just reading about people organizing and sharing images of their sock drawers. I love how you went from not having enough of a piece of favorite fabric and to riffing off it. The over-dyed text fabric is stunning and quite a leap from the others.
Gwyned, I’ve not seen other sock drawers, but it’s a great place to start organizing. Thanks. It was fun seeing if I could reproduce it again. Thanks for commenting and dropping by. Love your masks!
Norma, Thanks. Glad I could inspire you today!!