Friday, January 11, 2008

TIF Update 3


After I did my blog entry last night, I ran into the studio and sorted through all my batik and hand dyed scraps.
Here is what they looked like - these are the non-green colors I managed to sort.


And.. next are the green scraps I sorted.

Then I had to decide how big I was going to make this green fabric. I decided that I would use plain muslin for the foundation, and if I make it bigger than 20x20 I would have to lay it out on my cutting board, but we all know what happens when you apply heat to that cutting board. So then I thought I'd make it on my ironing board, but that would really limit the size. I realized that I had one of those combination portable cutting boards/ironing board that I use for traveling and it is about 16x20. I've decided to pin the muslin to the portable board over the parchment paper I layed down first and then start my design.
My design is going to be designed as I go along. I find it difficult to work this way, but very exhilarating when it works out. Well, I'm going in to play, and I'll let you see what happens, have a good weekend everyone.



8 comments:

Kay said...

This is a great idea--I will check back to see it as it progresses. BYW, I used to keep little snips of fabric like that, but I finally gave up. Because I', not a Virgo, I guess!

Jacqui said...

Look interesting, can't wait to see what the end result is.

Dianna in Maui said...

Hi Meg, I keep my leftovers from my work, too. A while back I used some of them to make postcards and since the scraps were from my latest turtle quilt, I called them Turtle Soup!

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Thanks for passing by my blog and for your kind comment. I often keep my scraps and recycle them into a new fabtic. Great fun. You can do the same with threads, by sandwiching them between cold water soluable fabric and then stitching densly over the top. Wash the cold water soluable fabric away and you have a wonderful new fabric.
Best wishes
Maggie

Pat said...

Thanks for the encouragement. What you are doing here looks great..maybe I will find something to do with all those scaps I collect :-),(fellow Virgo)

Exuberant Color said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. I will continue doing close ups. Welcome to the blogging world, and I can't wait to see what you do with the fabric scraps.

juanita sim said...

I am really curious about where you will go with this. So many possibilities!

kay susan said...

I always mean to keep my scraps and snippets of thread, but somehow they always get tidied up and thrown away. Now I know what to do with those big plastic jars left over from the Christmas chocs! At least if I decide I don't want to use them, I'll be able to tip them into the recycle bin....