Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I had one of my painting fits and just had to paint a skein of cotten "Bernat Yarn". I am dyeing to dye yarn but don't relish the thought of boiling, steaming or microing it after. There has to be a better way. So anyway, off I went outside in the blazing sun with my acrylics , mixed with fabric medium and did my thing. Here it is all tied up in sections and washed and damp.

All painted up.. BTW, that table consists of wooden planks on two horses. Those blanks have been soaking up paint now for quite a while. They are a bit of art all by themselves lol.

Drying on the line. It looks like A calypso. Hmm I wonder what I will make out of it. It's a huge skein.

Here it is, all dried by baking in the sun and drying in the dryer. I used DecoArt acrylics mostly and their fabric medium, as you can see the colors are very bright as they have good pigment. I try to use up all my oldest paints or almost empty nothing goes to waste. Painting yarn or fabric for quilting or art, is a good way. One just needs to remember, when using acrylics, to paint fabric or yarn, to add fabric medium to retain softness. Once washed and dried, the color is there to stay and you have something unique and orginal to work with.

I will wash it in a couple of days and then decide what to do with it. I kinda like painting yarn.'s has so much control. Now I have all those tubs of fabric dye powder, that I have never opened. I need to sell them on ebay.

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