Well, I had planned to sew today but since yesterday when I posted that I was not terribly ‘inspired’ by any particular project, although I did sew a couple of small clutches, I wasn’t sure what to do. So today I got out my paints and dyes and a linen-like fabric and went to town. When I was sewing the clutches, I had a thought: “What if I sew these with my own dyed fabric?” So I think that is what I am going to try…
So, this afternoon, with my computer on and watching “Revenge” and then “Call the Midwife”, I happily used stencils and rollers to create patterns….and I like what I did. Here are some examples:
When I print on fabric, after a few lengths of fabric and painting and printing, I get bored so I try different shapes and sizes and colors….but I do think if I want to sew with my own printed fabric, I am going to have to get past that boredom and print more longer lengths….now I have to wait until it dries, then heat set it, then cut and get ready to sew. I love the way the paint sits on this linen-like fabric (I don’t remember where I got it; it may have been a gift or a purchase somewhere along the line.
And I have a confession: I do my crafts and sewing in my bedroom. I do not have a studio. I am reluctant to turn one of our rooms into a studio because I do not know how far I am going to take this ‘hobby’. I don’t even know if I am even good at any of this, so it seems silly to spend a lot of money renovating a room into a studio…so I go to bed at night with fabric drying, draped all over my chairs and ironing board, and although I can live with it, I certainly do not like the way it looks….and I do not want to get rid of our family room, and my daughers are back and forth in their bedrooms….so I guess I am stuck with what I have right now.