Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ageing fabric

As we have a big fair starting next Friday and being the organised business that we are, Joanne and I have been busy dyeing fabric pieces with coffee and tea, what a smelly brew, ok if you like the smell of coffee. Thought you might like to see what we have been doing and the reason I haven't updated my blog.

Here some of them are, drying out on the veranda at the back of the shop.

This is some of the torn silk ribbons waiting to be wrapped for sale. Don't the colours look great much better than the bright baby pink and blue that they where. This is a great way to tone down colours on fabric that you want to use in your vintage collage.

I have also been very busy making these journals for my two lovely sisters, Phil and Paddy to take to France with them in early September. I have put what I learnt at the Art Retreat with Misty Mawn and painted all the pages inside as well, I am pleased with how they turned out, the recipients also seem pleased. We have a challenge on our website using these techniques which finishes very soon. Please join us to make up some more lovely journals. Look on our website for the challenge

PS Denise I haven't forgotten your challenge, need some time and help from Jo on how to do.


Anonymous said...

Ha ha! As Jo said back to me: "I'll sic my Mum onto you!" No worries, Jacky, it's just a game to play, and as they say, blogging without obligation is the name of the game. Hope you never ever feel obliged to do anything in your blog, sweet lady, there is too much of that in real life. The ribbons look absolutely edible...yum yum yum.

Ro Bruhn said...

These ribbons are beautiful Jacky, I bought some from your collection at the retreat and have used them to great advantage in my vintage book.
I love your journal too, lucky sisters.

JuliaRose said...

Hi Jacky,
Looove the ribbon...I have lots of silk ribbon and will give it a try...
I have used your clock on my latest collage/'s a 1940's girl in brown...thanks, I loved it..

Judy said...

Yummy ribbons.