Yesterday, I expanded my social media muscle and joined both Twitter and Instagram where I will be known as #quilter1111. Twitter was easy enough to do and didn't have any surprises. Instagram was giving me a fit. I had to remove an old email address that was inactive, and change things around. I finally was able to give myself a profile page- but quickly learned I couldn't download any pictures.
In these situations I go to my ladies who are 25-30 but neither of them had Instagram accounts. So I re-read all the steps and still couldn't add any photos. The Help/Support had general answer statements, but not what I was looking for.
Anyhow, I have been working on creating a river bed quilt where I was making fabric rocks. It has been interesting to make these look both realistic and blended. First I cut out the rock shapes from fabric and then last night I painted the fabric with acrylic paint.
I only use Procion dyes after trying everything else. For really bright colors use a good dye. Prepare your fabric in soda ash and water by soaking it for 15 minutes. I use mason jar and squeeze bottles for the dyes. (Can not be used for food later!!) Let your fabric or shirts sit for at least 24 hours after dyeing. Rinse in water until clear and use mild soap to remove dye.
4/17/17-5/26/17 Cathy Jeffers and Virginia BurroughsFaces in Fabric
Opening Recption is April 21 from 6:00-8:00pm St. Mary's, Ohio
A collection of work by two friends.. one that loves to create art with fabric and one that uses photography and collage! Cathy and Virginia will have a joint exhibit that complement each other’s work.