Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Catching Kansas Fabric Fever

Two Controlled Breach fabrics like two old friends
 Last night, I got the chance to talk to Pam and Jennifer. They just started their annual retreat together at Pam's house. We were arranging Skype time...more like a negotiation... as they are extremely early risers/early to bedders and are in an hour earlier time zone than I am.

We set the time for 10 AM this Saturday and Pam said, "Be sure to have your seatbelt on" as it will be a whirlwind tour of their time in the studio. Pam has already painted 16 yards of fabric and Jennifer has been working with her yards and yards of beautiful rusted fabrics. As I look at my cluttered work table, it is hard for me to conceive of 16 yards of fabric! Time to get my 8 foot table cleared off.

In the meantime, after my talk with them, I went down into the studio to whip up a couple of Controlled Breach fabrics (okay...okay...more like sample size). I wanted to share in a bit of all that excitement out in Kansas.

This morning, I got up (but NOT at 5:30 Central time...or even Eastern time!) and painted the second layer of fabric paint.

I'll be setting these later today and then removing the wheat flour resist.

They'll be shipped off to Kansas tomorrow along with a few other goodies...


  1. Ooooh! Happy to see we inspired you! Is your work table clear yet? Ha! Couldn't resist asking. Gotta get back to work.

    Thanks for the goodies! We'll keep an eye out for it.

    1. hahaha...about the table!
      Just finished washing out the fabrics. What I love about this technique is that there is both predictability and unpredictability about it. You can get some really beautiful color mixing.