Saturday, August 29, 2009
I studied the ancient art of Batik this summer quarter through TESC. It is an art that uses cotton fabric, decorated with melted bee & paraffin wax, and then is dipped into a dye bath or is painted with dye. Here is a cute children's picture that I created using this method.
NOTE: If you decide to try this, use only paraffin wax, and a Procyon cold water activated dye, and 100% cotton, and a canting tool. I tried RIT dye, bees wax/paraffin wax, and boiling to remove the wax. My work was ruined.
Posted by Glory Days at 10:19 AM
Friday, August 21, 2009
It's a good thing that I give myself 6 - 8 weeks to complete a large project, because I certainly needed it this time around. Life happens and when it does, you need to put the quilting on hold. I am however almost finished with the top, and it has taken about 6 weeks so far, due to a vacation out of state, minor surgery, a cold, and other issues.
Posted by Glory Days at 1:59 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saki is my 4th exchange student. She came over from Japan and will be here studying Business for the next 6 weeks.
Since she expressed an interest in wanting to learn how to quilt, I decided to go ahead and teach her. She was a quick study and she fell in love with the art instantly. Saki picked all of the fabrics herself and she ended up making this beautiful quilted pillow in just 3 days.
Saki has already bought herself some quilting tools to take home to Japan so that she can continue quilting.
I LOVED having my first real quilting student.
Posted by Glory Days at 11:33 PM