Friday, April 9, 2010
I am taking a course at Quilt University.
It is called 'Thick and Thin', and teaches me all about using dye and a thickener and turning dye into fabric paint. I have been dyeing fabric for a few years now, and wanted to try painting on fabric. I just couldn't see myself buying a whole other set of paints and accessories. Then I came upon this gem of a class, where I can use my own dyes, which I am already very comfortable with, know the chemicals needed, how they work and so on. And adding this magical thickener, turns them into paint.
The best part, is unlike fabric paint that sits on the surface of the fabric, this method, soaks into the fabric as the base is a dye. The colours are as vibrant and beautiful as my dyed fabric and I am loving this course.