New supplies have arrived for bag making and have been put into use.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a crafting blog post. There was no post last week as most of the week was made up of running errands, restocking my handmade item shelf at a local bead shop and spending a long weekend at Scarborough. While it was fun, it was a lot colder and cloudier than it was back home. As usual with me, photographs never occurred to me until I was on my way back home.
One the morning of my departure day, I received two parcels through the post.
The first one contained different colours of webbing. These are going to be used as bag handles. The brownish coloured webbing on the left is actually purple. The rainbow coloured webbing was bought to go with the contents of the second parcel.
Not a lot of equipment it seems, but when you combine it with cotton fabric, some elastic bands and a washing up bowl, you have all you need to do some tie-dyeing!
This is how it looked after the dye has been applied. I made sure to put plenty of cling film down to stop dye from getting all over the place.
This is how it looked once the fabric had been left for twenty four hours then washed. I knew that the final colour would be lighter than how it appeared when the dye was first applied but I didn’t expect the change to be this much. I’m not sure if the rainbow coloured webbing will go well with these shades of colour. There’s still plenty more fabric and dye left so there will be plenty more opportunities to experiment.
I’ve eventually cracked open the fabric paints that will be used to create designs on some other fabrics. I’ve given them a try on some spare scrap pieces of canvas and cotton fabrics.
The navy blue paint was tested with a round sponge. The purple paint was tested using a brush. The black fabric paint came as what looks like a marker pen.
Hard to believe we are almost half way through the year. Hope everyone has a good week.