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February Technique Challenge

Crayons/Paint Sticks

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Katy19/01/2012 12:55:57
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Has anyone got any good ideas for February's technique challenge? Is there anything you would like to learn more about next month?
rosemary Rosenfeld19/01/2012 14:04:51
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What about painting/dying our own fabric? I think Maggi does this and I have painted silk and tried a few other things. Just thought.
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Katy19/01/2012 14:25:41
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HI Rosemary,
That's an idea, but it is a very broad subject, and I'm trying to avoid us having to buy dyes and things. I saw something interesting about resist dying with oatmeal a few weeks ago, but you do need fabric dyes to do it. I'll have a google!
Katy19/01/2012 15:07:20
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What about shadow applique? any takers?
Katy19/01/2012 15:38:53
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ooH, Weirdly, just got an email from Quilting Daily about kitchen resist dyeing techniques. How strange. They mostly use american household products though, so I might have to test some UK alternatives. Here is the link if you'd like to see it
Maggi B19/01/2012 18:50:35
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Just downloaded the ebook Katy and there is definitely no need to source alternatives for Jane Dunnewold's flour paste resist. I tried this some time ago using a screen and got good results. Can't wait to try it direct to the fabric.
 
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Maggi B19/01/2012 18:52:48
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Can't say that I would want to take on more shadow applique having just done the January journal with it and a sample for Barbara Chainey for her new pattern book. Blatant plug, but if anyone is going to the show at Uttoxeter it will be on ale there and my two samples will be on display.
 
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Sylvia19/01/2012 19:25:54
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Just an idea and maybe a bit whacky but I have just borrowed "The Uncommon Quilter" by Jeanne Williamson which I am very taken with.
One of her techniques I want to try is doing crayon rubbingsonto fabric (like brass rubbing but of anything suitable), then ironing it with kitchen paper to set the wax. Then it can be stitched, embellished, etc.
For this you need large crayons which I don't have and have to try and find.
Sylvia
Tessa19/01/2012 20:11:19
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Hi Sylvia, I just googled Fabric Crayons and Amazon have them at £5.00 for a pack of 12 crayons and the colours are heat set with an iron. There are 10 left in stock....
 
Would you like me to order you some and then mail them out to you?
 
Tessa x
Chloe W19/01/2012 21:03:14
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Hi Sylvia
 
Here's a link to the Early Learning Centre website http://www.elc.co.uk/20-Chubby-Crayons/128709,default,pd.html
 
They're selling these chubby crayons at half price - I don't know how that works out for you with postage though.
 
Chloe.

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