Printed Fabric Bee takes a new direction

If you’ve been following me for the past two years you know that I’ve been involved with a group of artists. Every month one of the members, “the queen,” would choose a topic and the other members would make a piece of fabric for her, and a 6 x 6 piece to be given away in that month’s collection. It’s been fun, but after two years we’ve decided on a new direction.

For this year, every month one member of the Bee will post surface design tutorials on The Printed Fabric Bee blog. In addition to the tutorials, the artist-of-the-month will offer a fabulous giveaway that will range from custom designed fabric to art supplies to books and DVDs. All you have to do is leave a comment on at least one of the blog posts during that month to be eligible. The artist-of-the month will draw the winner at the end of the month.

Julie B. Booth is first up and her first post this month is all about using liquid dishwashing soap as a resist!! Check it out HERE.

resist+color+blocks

Julie is the master of kitchen resists and has a wonderful book, Fabric Printing At Home. If you’d like to read about this awesome book and what I created from it, check out this link.

I’ve chosen April as my month and we’ll be exploring ice dyeing. But until then, hop on over to the Printed Fabric Bee blog and comment to win.

If you’d like to see what I’ve created in the past two years for this group, just type the printed fabric bee in the search box. Each piece I completed included a tutorial. Here are a few of my favorites from the past.

My inspiration for Architecture was Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House. LINK

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The topic for this one was Geometric Forms. LINK

Geobeepiece

This one was all about Sunflowers. I used both DeColourant and screen printing after making my stencil. LINK

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I love Color Magnet and used it in this piece for the Text topic. LINK

giveaway piece

For Woodlands I dyed my fabric with ink before stenciling.

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The last two years were so much fun and really helped me to stretch. I’m looking forward to this new direction. I sure hope you enjoy our journey, pick up some new techniques, and maybe win a prize. I’m off to read Julie’s post.

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