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 (email@example.com) 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