Saturday, 15 August 2009

Silk and Salt



While I have the whole house to myself til 11pm Nutbudquilter can run riot and that is exactly what I have been doing. Ive been stitching black thread on black cats round the edges for the
Spooktacular swap and painting the background ready for the Summer Swap Mini Quilt.
I painted some silk paints on some silk onto some plastic perspex then scattered some sea salt.
The salt was extra special and yummy as it was Cornish Sea Salt the only packet I could find in the larder so a little scattering of that. You don't need a whole packet just a sprinkle where you fancy.
While this is now blowing in the wind to dry its back to working on my black cats.
Yesterday I was so lost when my white pen ran out. I know its naughty and against the quilters bible to draw white on black fabric but this was the only method that worked on me and it didn't matter about the white as all will be covered over with embroidery thread.
Ive to draw out the shapes for the Summer quilt tonight and wash the border for this which was a gorgeous satin Sari in primary colours, yummy for round the border, I got this from a charity shop.
Wish me luck lol.

15 comments:

Abi said...

I love this! this is a dumb question, and I'm sure to regret it, but how does the salt stick?!Thank you for your kind comments on my Pixie!

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Angela Recada said...

Hello there! Thank you for stopping by my blog to introduce yourself, and leaving you kind comment! I really like what you're doing with fabrics. That is yet another area I plan to try out myself. You've given me some ideas, as well!
:0)
Best wishes from Wisconsin, USA,
Angela

Beena said...

Wow! Faith, It is absolutely gorgeous! Just so ethereal and dreamy. I felt like I was eating cotton candy and having a sweet day dream while looking at puffy clouds when I saw this. Just so sweet and heavenly!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Faith! Thanks for visiting my blog and I love yours! Eye candy everywhere. I will follow you too. I have been dying some fabric today---never done it before. I will bog it soon.
See ya!!!

Martha Lever said...

Blog it---I mean :)

Art Fan Ako said...

I like your name and thank you for your visiting! Your quilt came out lovely! The designs on the other ones are nice also!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is amazing....I love the colours...

great to meet you...thanks for popping by and saying hello!!!

soulbrush said...

hiya faith, i lurv your blog, and the stuff you do, i love the fact that you make music and quilts, i love the dog and the whole vibe,and i'll be back, and to answer your question, 'traded' does mean they are gone...if you wanna do any trading with me, let me know and I can always make that one you like specially for you again. hugs from londontown.

lori vliegen said...

hi faith!! your hand-painted silk fabrics are so yummy!! i love the fabric post-cards that you created, and how wonderful to have someone special to send them to! i got such a kick out of your brad pitt post....made me chuckle out loud!! thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello....your comment truly warmed my heart! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Faith,

I love your hand painted silk, what lovely colours.
My daughter has been doing the same thing, dyeing silk for her garments.

Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Jenny said...

Lovely colours Faith!

ever jeanne said...

nice. will enjoy seeing where it goes from here . . .

Gina said...

It's fabulous. I'm excited to see what you are going to do with it next

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Cris said...

I love what you did with the silk fabric. What does the salt do? Please show us in a post!