Welcome to Day #11 of the Fabric Printing at Home Blog Tour! Today, we'll visit Lynda Heines' blog. Did you know that Lynda was the first person to discover and write an article about ice dyeing?! Clearly she is a surface design explorer and one who enjoys sharing what she discovers...
My obsession with fabric surface design emerged while writing my “Telling Your Story” newspaper column about local artists. I was so inspired by the fabric artists I interviewed that I decided that I wanted to spend more time creating my own art, especially working with fabric, dyes, and paints. I tried snow dyeing, but with very little snow here most winters, that proved difficult. But I thought that ice cubes would also work, and so ice dyeing was born. I wrote the first article on ice dyeing, which appeared in Quilting Arts magazine in 2011, and taught a webinar in June 2013 on that topic.
But for me it’s not just playing with ice and dye. I also love working with other ways to change the look of the fabric’s surface including, but not limited to, sun printing, soy wax batik, discharge, gelatin printing, thermofax screen-printing with dye attractant and inks, and marbling. I also love using all kinds of tools for marking the fabric from potato mashers and wood printing blocks to doilies and lace.
I love to share this art-making journey through local classes and on my blog (bloombakecreate.com). My goal is to inspire others to stretch their creative muscles by trying something new and challenging. I always say if I can do it, you can too.
Be sure to stop by Lynda's blog today and leave a comment for a chance to win 2 copies of Fabric Printing at Home.
TIP: Verb It!
|Assortment of print blocks using recycled materials.|
Punch (as in punch out)
Rub (as in make a rubbing)
Can you add to this list?
Today's giveaway is a journal for brainstorming (and verbing it!) and for taking notes about your surface design discoveries (see Day #10). Also, since many of you have trouble finding freezer paper where you live, I'll throw in (10) 8.5" x 11" pieces of freezer paper! Leave a comment for a chance to win. I will choose a winner at 11:00 PM Eastern USA time. Check tomorrow's post to see if you are the winner. Your comment also enters you in the final drawing on February 15 for a free copy of Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects.
And now for the winner of yesterday's giveaway (Pigma Micron Archival Marking Pens)...congratulations to Jan Miller! Please email me with your contact information (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can send off your prize.
Tomorrow the tour stops at Cheryl Sleboda's blog. Cheryl is a bit like a superhero...a comic book industry executive by day and an award winning art quilter by night! Find out more about her in tomorrow's post.
Be sure to visit all the stops on the Tour:
February 2: Lisa Chin
February 3: Lynn Krawczyk
February 4: Jane Davila
February 6: Judy Gula
February 7: Susan Purney Mark
February 8: Teri Lucas
February 9: Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
February 10: Deborah Boschert
February 11: Lynda Heines
February 12: Cheryl Sleboda
February 13: Terri Stegmiller
February 14: Jackie Lams
Am I the first to comment? It's been a great blog hop to date, thank you for introducing so many wonderful artists as wel.ReplyDelete
Hi Maya- So glad you joined in...still a few more days left!Delete
How about squeeze or stretch? I am enjoying this blog hop and learning things-thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi Lynne- Two great words! I'm planning to keep track of all the verbs...lots of possibilities!Delete
How about pleat, gather, compress and crimp? I can see that we have not been doing enough things to our fabric!ReplyDelete
Excellent words, Kathy! I'll have to add those to my list.Delete
:) So many great ideas! Love those print blocks!ReplyDelete
I have to admit that I think it might be fun to turn some of the print blocks into an art piece :)Delete
For once, I am at a loss for words. Perhaps after more coffee?ReplyDelete
Oh no! Time for coffee!Delete
Your book looks very interesting and fun! Thanks for this big giveaway and blog hop. Many ideas!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that the ideas are percolating!Delete
Great blog hop! The verb idea is great for inspiration. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Yes...verbs can really stretch (another great verb!) you!Delete
A journal of surface design inspiration is a great idea. My verb would have been rub, but you came up with that already. Glad to see I'm not the only one who sees something in the world and thinks, got to get back and get a rubbing of that.ReplyDelete
Hi Lydia- Yes...I absolutely LOVE rubbings!Delete
Love those print blocks. Great creative ideas. Perhaps I'd use burnish?ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the effort and care you are putting into these posts.
Thanks, Laura. I've really enjoyed coming up with the posts for the Tour. Burnish is a great word...hadn't thought about that one. If you haven't already subscribed to my free newsletter, you might want to...each month a new project.Delete
Glad you specified what you meant by punch...I may have been puzzled for a minute until my caffeine kicked in! :-)ReplyDelete
Ha! Yes...and then I followed it with "slit"...secret aggressions getting out...? :)Delete
This blog hop is so wonderful. I am learning, laughing and loving it. This is a great group of artists and a great book.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Denise. It's been so fun for me...loving the comments!Delete
Love your list of words - how about stamp???ReplyDelete
Hi Gill...duh...how did I miss that word!?Delete
How about 3 words beginning with 's' - stitch, scratch and sprinkle?ReplyDelete
Now to hop over to Lynda's blog ... and to all the others I seem to have missed. I think I must have been asleep!
Hi Margaret...glad that you're "awake" now (teehee)! Enjoy the entries...the other artists on the Tour have been wonderful!Delete
This book looks so interesting, and I'd love to win it. I am enjoying the blog hop with each person demonstrating a technique they learned from the book. The journal is a great idea.ReplyDelete
Congrats Louise...you are the winner of the journal and freezer paper! I just need a mailing address. I think all the artists on the Tour are providing wonderful posts!Delete
Learning lots and loving the blog hop. Thanks.
Hi Mary Elizabeth-Another great word! I'll add it to the list.Delete
I took a surface design class once upon a time and one of the projects involved drawing out of a deck of verbs, a deck of nouns, and an adjective, and one was to incorporate all of these "themes" into a single project. I do remember that my verb was "burn" and noun was "starch", but don't remember the adjective!ReplyDelete
HI Brenda- What an excellent idea! Though I'm not sure what the results of "burning starch" might be... I'll have to file that idea away for a future newsletter or class. Thanks for sharing.Delete
What a great idea for starting some creative thinking....hmmm "verb it". So many ideas, so little time. Well I'd best hop over to Lynda's blog and see what she has cooking too. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your inspiring book.ReplyDelete
Yes...really gets the mind going. Hope you're enjoying all the great posts by the other artists.Delete
Stab. I like the bookbinding method of using the Japanese stab technique. It'd be neat to use a printed fabric or paper cover and then make a little book from it. Love this tour. NormaReplyDelete
Hi Norma- Stab is a great word...it's got me thinking!Delete
Love those print blocks made of recycled materials. I have gotten so inspired by this blog hop! Thanks!!ReplyDelete
Hi Sarah- So happy to hear that this Tour is inspiring you. I'm enjoying hopping over and seeing what all the other artists are doing..it's inspiring me too!Delete
Stamp is not on the list:). What about pinch and sprinkle ( as in salt added to dye). I am loving this fun blog hop!ReplyDelete
Some more great words! Thanks, Carolyn!Delete
So many wonderful ideas in here for me to try. Thank-you.ReplyDelete
Great to hear that you're inspired!Delete
So many wonderful ideas! Lots of inspiration!ReplyDelete