Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Follow Up: Field Trips in Fiber Winnings

Last week you may recall my bloggy victory dance celebrating winning a give away contest at Field Trips in Fiber. Monday I received the much anticipated reward. My winnings arrived wrapped in robin's egg blue tissue paper. The sticker holding it shut was printed with one of Vicki's pictures of the birds nesting in her yard. You can just make out the open mouths of hungry baby birds in this picture. Along with the package was a lovely note on Vicki's super cute personalized stationery.

Enclosed in the tissue paper were four beautiful fat quarters of hand dyed and hand painted fabric made by the author of Field Trips in Fiber, Vicki Welsh.1

If you want to learn how to apply surface design like this to fabric yourself, Vicki's article about making these metallic painted fabrics will appear in the next issue of Fibre&Stitch.

For more information about dyeing and painting fabric, Vicki's blog posts provide almost a comprehensive guide to both techniques. Check out the dyeing and painting fabric category on Field Trips in Fiber.

Any suggestions regarding what I should make out of it?

1.A "fat quarter" is a quilting term for a quarter yard of fabric, measuring 18" x 22". Its dimensions are "fat" compared to a standard quarter yard of fabric that measures 9" x 45".(back)

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