Thursday, February 7, 2013

Painting with Dyes in the Studio

Long Strip Being Painted for Textile Cards
I got panicked about spring coming and thought I better take some time off dyeing pieces for Quilt Canada http://www.canadianquilter.com/ (Penticton, BC in May) to work on some textile cards. These are popular with tourists and locals looking for a little something special in a card. They are available at Creston Card and Stationery as well as on my website www.eileengidman.com.
After curing and rinsing, this strip will be cut into 6 1/2 X 4" pieces, ironed onto heavy interfacing, details in stitching may be added and then they will be glued to a card front. They are frameable or may be removed from the card to include sewn projects.

5 comments:

Win Dinn said...

Wow, Eileen - I'd not seen one of these very long strips in progress before - what a terrific sight!

Gloria said...

Great way to accomplish alot in less time, I've gotta remember this!

Laura Leeder said...

Quite a site Eileen! A fresh floral perfect for spring.

Jackie said...

That is so cool!

and the fluffy thing on my blog.. is a sheep body=)

Pam Pollock said...

Very interesting, painting a long strip to cut up. How ingenious