WATERCOLOUR AND TEXTILE ARTIST: Eileen Gidman hand paints one of a kind textiles with dyes. The resulting fabrics are washable and suitable for sewing or framing.
Watercolour paintings are also featured on this blog by this member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Gill Watson from Gloucester, UK received her hand painted fat quarter from the recent free draw I had in February. It took less than a week to get all the way across the ocean! She let me know she thought it was "stunning" and is looking forward to showing it at her stitching group. Watch for another draw this spring. If you like, on the upper left corner of this blog, you can sign up for email notifications of new blog posts.
Here is what another quilter has done with some of my hand painted fabric.
Wall Hanging by Joan C.
Painted fabric by Eileen Gidman
Quilter Joan C. from Surrey, BC created this original wall hanging using two of my hand (dye) painted 6 1/2"squares. Doesn't the pieced work look fantastic with the more organic shapes of the hand painted pieces. Those hand painted squares came in a package of two for $19.95 and were painted on premium cotton with procion dyes which are colourfast. Joan added her own ideas to the flowers by adding some details with free motion stitching. This shape of wall hanging is so versatile for fitting in those long narrow spaces. Thank you Joan so much for sharing the photo of this wall hanging. What a work of art you have created.
Quilters, I am happy to create a special motif for you in this 6 1/2" size or and 8 1/2" size. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org