Woodland Lace

Woodland Lace

Friday, June 30, 2017

Posting About My ArtQuilts

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.

#abundantartshow   #cathyjeffersquilter   #artist  #fiberartist    #wallart   #fibercraft  #contemporaryart

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Artist In Me

I am doing something NEW for me this week. 

I am participating in #abundantartshow a 8-Day Challenge to help you learn to promote your
own art on-line. Hundreds of other artists are participating and it is important to view
what they are doing too.
I have been following Cory Huff the art coach, behind this challenge for some time.

                              On Day #2 we are suppose to post some works in progress.

 ( Art work by Cathy Jeffers )


Monday, June 12, 2017

Fabric Dyeing

                 A true sign of summer is  inviting a couple of friends over, having lunch and...

Ahh-- dyeing fabric on my back patio.

Ice Dyeing: Adding ice on top makes the dye look softer- more like a watercolor.
(The ice is melted in this photo.)

 Low emersion (tray dyeing)

 Bag dyeing

Dye Supplies


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.

These blue trays came from  a hospital.