26 October 2012

3rd Anniversary Giveaway Day 6

Winner of Giveaway 5 is Carmina

and some Poly-morphing....

I am one of the originators of "And the we set it on fire" blog. Did you see us in this month's Quilting Arts Magazine? Anyway, this month. Nienke Smit, from the Netherlands who I was fortunate enough to meet through my sewsewart blog, was the presenter for the month of October. She was asked to join the "Fire" blog and has been a fabulous addition. In her blog technique, she talked about creating texture on polyester fabrics.
I gave it a try on some polyester organza and the again on some heavy polyester satin to see if the shape change would hold up even on a heavy fabric. I used the same buttons on this piece and thought I'd try sprinkling paint on after it had dried. This is what I got.

The same button tied inside

And here is the satin after drying. The shape held beautifully.     

with brown silk paint that ran along the grain of the fabric (rats)

With Halo Green Gold (jacquard) in the shade

and in the sun

and with some Seta-Color dark green.

This technique could be useful in doing a 3-D piece.

Giveway #6

Leave a comment for an opportunity to win this DVD.


  1. Fabulous! I love the green/gold you added!
    Thank you for another great giveaway!

  2. You have these days but busy with all these give aways. By a few days family circumstances I have no blogs to read. So right now but all your blogs read from the last days. I find it great to see your work. Great to see where someone makes wonderful things.

    But I do not win this CD though, because I have these workshops followed her, so make someone else happy.

  3. very cool piece of fiber!

  4. On the way to the fabric store today to get several polyester pieces to play with! Can hardly wait to try it out.

  5. It looks very nice! I sure will try this myself :-)

  6. I will try this, it is so fabulous

  7. Great experiment, good to know that it stays in its form as long as it is polyester. Have to find a way to use it... May be needle punch it between the circles?

  8. You did a lot of work. Good to know this is working also.

  9. The colors are beautiful, I'm going to try it myself.

  10. I need to start digging through my stash for that polyester I got at a garage sale. Now I know how to play with it. Thanks.
    Mary Ellen

  11. Love learning how to play with polyester...I got a ton of it from my friends aunt. Should definitely spark some dimensional creativity.

  12. This looks great!
    gr. Marjolijn

  13. Thank you so much for the giveaway. It was a wonderful surprise for me. I hope you received my mail.


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