Friday, 4 January 2013

Recycled Wipes and Snake Fabric

 I soaked some washed, used face wipes in some tea, and after they were dried and ironed I layered them and hand stitched them together. I attempted to transfer some bird images but it didn't turn out too well. I used PaperArtsy satin glaze with an inkjet transparency, details here. They say it is a quick method but I'm wondering if I pulled the transparency off too quickly for the fabric I was using or maybe the fabric itself. Actually I have tried it on other fabric and it wasn't too successful there either, so I will have to practice some more but I will use the technique again some other time. Maybe it is my printer inks?

Sample to be continued......
There was some colour left on the transparency which I transferred to a page in a vintage book, that worked great and looks OK too.

The Spoonflower contest this week is Year of the Snake. My fabric was inspired by a snakes and ladders board game. The interwoven pink and green are actually snakes which I made a pattern with.

1 comment:

  1. I've got some baby wipes that I should try dyeing and stitching on. Neat idea!


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