My demonstration for the studio tour is working with dye on cotton. I will prepare the cotton fabric to accept the dye and then cut it into 14 inch square blocks. I will also prepare the thickened Procion MX dye ahead of time and demonstrate how to use different tools to dye paint the fabric.
Now comes the “Let’s Make a Quilt” part. Each visitor to my studio is welcome to dye paint a block of their own. They can use any design and a choice of the mixed colors and must sign their block.
After the tour is over, I will wash out the blocks and sew them together into a quilt. The finished quilt will be on display in town…and posted on this blog, of course… so everyone can see how much fun can be had at a studio tour. I can’t wait to see how each individual designs their personal block…from the studio
By the way, the piece above is done as a constuction, mounted on stretcher bars, with hand dyed and discharged cottons…the quilting is explained in the title!