Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Swatches!


Yesterday my mailbox was stuffed with fabric swatches!
How did I get so lucky???
I entered the Cloth Paper Scissors Fabric Design/Swap Readers Challenge.
The challenge was to design a fabric, cut it into eight 9x9 blocks. The magazine keeps two and the remaining six are swapped with the other participants. One person wins the design challenge. The results will be in the July issue....I'm assuming.
As I opened my envelope I was so hoping for a swatch of Hannah's Doughnut fabric. Her blog Artist Holiday is listed at the side of this blog. Sadly it was not there. I did get one of my own fabrics back which was okay with me because I didn't have any left after I cut it up.

The striking fish swatch above was made by Cathy Tyler of Richmond VA. The fabric was hand dyed and the fish were silk screened with Jacquard Lumiere fabric paint. She hand drew the lily pads.
I plan on visiting Cathy's blog soon.


Jessica Loughrey used watered down acrylic paints to make this striking piece.It feels a bit like canvas but is still very flexible. Jessica has an esty store if you would like to see more of her work, I know I do.


This one makes me smile.
Mary Moya of Albuquerque New Mexico used soy wax resist and yellow dye to make her fabric. Can you guess what kind of stamp she used to make her design??
A potato masher!

I will be posting a parade of swatches this week so do drop by again soon.