Monday, September 7, 2009

Fall Swap Sneak Peek

I am involved in another swap -- this time it's 8 and 1/2 inch blocks depicting either a fall or Halloween theme.

Yesterday I made some fabric. I took an almost-Shibori hand dye:

and picked some leaves from my neighbor's maple tree. I sprayed it down with Tsukineko Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution, using the leaves as a resist. I let it dry, then I heat set it.

Next time I will pick more leaves because I had to keep moving them and after the first spray, they were pretty messy.

I fused on some hand-dyes cut out to look like leaves and next I'll do thread work. I'll post a picture of the finished blocks after I send them out.

Today I sketched out some possibilities for the Halloween blocks. I was going to make two of each (I think I need a total of 5 to swap) so that I could keep one and send the other, but no one said that they had to all be different.

I like the witch the best, but there's another cat that I didn't post. I am not sure which I'll make into blocks yet. I also like spiders, so I might do that too. Or bats. Maybe Jack O'Lanterns...

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