Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Painting fabric

I pulled out my fabric paints today for the first time in ages. I want to make a wonky log cabin with only my own hand-painted fabric, so I painted a few pieces to add to my stash. 

I mainly use Setacolor transparent paints by Pebeo, but today I also used Sky Blue by Jaquard. Both brands have a lot of pigment and make beautiful colors and hardly change the hand of the fabric at all.

I like the texture made by letting the fabric dry while it's a little wrinkly. Here it is still wet.

Here's my pile of hand-painted fabric, which goes back about 20 years.

In other studio happenings, I finally started quilting the Jelly Roll 1600 that I pieced almost a year ago in Sedona. I figured I'd better get it done before we go down again at the end of this month, because I'll be piecing another one while I'm there. It's become a ritual to make one every time we go down.

Have a colorful day


Living to work - working to live said...

Painting fabric, as opposed to dyeing, can be very satisfying can't it. Lovely texture effects.

I have some paints stashed somewhere. I need to get them out again!

And a bit of colour after all the grey of January is just what I need to kick start me!


sonja said...

Yse, i am also a fabric painter and still after 4 decades, Still surprise my self with what color,texture,combos show up!
So make your life colorful,it's later than I think!