Today was such a lovely sunny day with no rain or cloud forecast, that it was perfect for a sun painting day.
I have a number of black and white fabrics that I’ve wanted to transform for quite a while, and a good friend gave me a roll of white cotton bias tape she had in her stash for a while, and said “do something with this”!
Here’s what I did with the fabric – using some orange and red sun dyes – can’t remember the brand (probably Pebeo sundyes) and the labels were all messy with spills – I painted over a piece of commercial black & white fabric –
I moved the fabric out into the sun to dry. I had used a lot of paint and saturated the fabric resulting in a lot of wet paint left on the plastic table top, so another piece of fabric placed over the wet paint, design side down, and rubbed to absorb the wet paint.
This looked so good, I painted the table top with a bit of left over paint for this piece of fabric
I don’t know how much was on the roll of bias tape, but after taking off about 20 metres, there didn’t look to be much change in its size.
Each of 4 pieces 5 metres long, were soaked in warm water, then spread out on the plastic table cloth. The day was so warm that they had almost dried before I finished painting.
Yellow-orange-pink, and yellow-orange-red, heat-set and ready to be rolled up.
All done, ironed and rolled, they make a lovely rainbow of colour.
With these lovely bias tapes, all I need is a bright quilt to use them on. 🙂