Somewhere along the line I have come to view my life as one big experiment. In my studio if something sits still to long it could end up in a dye bucket. Recently I received a bolt of Tone on Tone Cotton Fabric and I have questions.
What happens if you throw it into a dye bucket? What happens it you use paintstiks on the printed part of the fabric? Will it stick?
I tossed it in with some Pansy Purple Scarves that I was dying and a whole new look appeared. Added some Iridescent Gold Paintstik, that had been cured, heat set, washed and dried.
Finally used up the last of the plastic bags I purchased years ago. For those of you that forget your bags, I now have Certified Compostable Bags. And you know me, had to test them out. I played on in my home composter in May and by October it was gone.
Remember the piles of hand dyed fabric?
It has now been turned into 680 fat quarters of hand marbled fabric.
Yahoo! I can’t believe it is all marbled. Still need to wash, dry and iron about 200 pieces.
“The Future belongs to those who prepare for it Today”
~ Malcolm X ~
In the days of skyrocketing fabric prices, I frequently get asked how I have managed to keep my Hand Marbled Fat Quarters the same price. When I started Marbled Arts in 2003 ( eight years ago), everything was purchased at retail pricing. As my business has grown, I can now buy more supplies at wholesale rates. 600 yards of PFD fabric, 55 pounds bags of chemicals are not for the faint of heart. I will try to keep my prices as reasonable as I can for as long as I can.
“Do not look back and ask why, look forward and ask, why not?”
This is my new favorite quote. I found it on the back of Dove Sugar Free Chocolate wrapper. I do not want to dwell or live in the past, because there is just so much to look forward to in the future. I won’t know if I can fly until I jump off the roof. I like to think that my glass is always half full. On that note I leave you with the quote below:
“Slow Down, take notice, savor the moment”
Our newest Featured Fabric in our latest design, Light Lavender in the Feathers Design. I tend to gravitate to deep bold colors. Much of North America has been battling heat and drought, the Pacific Northwest had been rather gray. I felt like I needed to lighten up a little, Light Lavender just feels fresh and light & airy. And I am completely smitten with the Feathers Design.
Finally! I was able to take photos of these fabrics. They are beautiful Gradations of color Dark to Light. Many of you have asked and I was able to add them to my website. As you can see I had to go outside to have enough room to take the photos. And then I had to wait for a day without snow, rain or sun. Overcast works best to show the real colors.