I'm sure that many of you will be inspired by Lyric Kinard's clever methods for turning fabric dyeing disasters into works of art in "Disappointments to Diva," on page 28 of the February/March 2010 issue of Quilting Arts. See if you've mastered her techniques by taking the quick quiz below (the answers are listed at the end). Then leave a comment and let me know how you did for a chance to win a bag of Pokey's gorgeous screen printed fabrics and three jars of Lumiere® textile paint! I will announce the winner on my blog at 12 noon EST on Friday, February 12th.
Tempting, aren't they? Now for the quiz:
1. To revive this once dreary fabric, Lyric:
a. printed the gingko leaves with one screen and the black and silver scribbles with another.
b. printed the gingko leaves with one screen, the black scribbles with a second screen, and the silver scribbles with a third screen.
c. printed the gingko leaves with one screen and painted the scribbles.
d. practiced writing her signature on it with permanent markers.
e. printed the ginkgo leaves with two screens and painted the scribbles.
2. To create this lovely patterned fabric, Lyric used:
a. one screen to discharge color, and another to print with brown paints.
b. one screen to print with brown and white paint, and to create ghost prints.
c. the contents of her three-year-old's peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
d. one screen to discharge color, print ghost prints, and print with brown paint.
e. one screen to discharge color and then print with brown paint, and another to print smaller ghost prints.
3. The motifs on this revitalized fabric include:
a. ghost printed instruments with wings, and a manuscript printed using one shade of brown paint.
b. a manuscript printed using different shades of brown paint and discharged instruments with wings.
c. ghost printed wings, discharged instruments, and a manuscript screen printed with different shades of brown paint.
d. discharged wings, ghost printed instruments, and a manuscript screen printed with one shade of brown paint.
e. a mutant instrument insect printed in two shades of white paint.
4. Lyric transformed this formerly unattractive fabric by:
a. immersing it in Kool-Aid® and hoping for the best.
b. printing blue and green ginkgo leaves, and painting gold scribbles.
c. discharge printing ginkgo leaves and painting gold scribbles.
d. printing blue and green ginkgo leaves, and printing gold scribbles.
e. discharge printing ginkgo leaves, painting with gold paint, and printing gold scribbles.
(answers: 1. a, 2. d, 3. b, 4. e)
So, how did you do? Leave a comment for your chance to win some fabric and paint!