Fabric Quiz and Giveaway

20 Jan 2010

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!



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pjb987 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 11:22 AM

Do I really have to say how many I got right?? Let's just say that I think I need to go back and reread the article - I obviously still have a lot to learn!

hockeykitten wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 11:33 AM

Well considering I don't have my issue yet I'd say I did terribly.  Oh well.

on 20 Jan 2010 11:38 AM

2 out of 4, but i haven't read the article yet!

Nikki33 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 11:39 AM

I have to confess, I haven't got my magazine in the mail yet so I had to cheat.  But it did make me even more anxious for the mail!

blou wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 11:44 AM

Did not read the article (yet)...guessed a lot and ended up 50/50.....can't wait to read the article AND try the techniques....thanks...you always keep me thinking!

lillianskid wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 11:49 AM

yes, I am at a disadvantage! Can't wait to read the article.

Pokey wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 11:53 AM

Hey Everybody,

Don't worry if you haven't gotten your issue yet. We just got our advanced copies end of last week, and wanted to post this quiz ASAP so that those who might have gotten their issue really early and read in the article that there's a quiz on the website, could find it.  

Perhaps take the quiz twice: once before and once after you read the article. Lyric writes so beautifully and makes the process so approachable (and fun)! Hope you enjoy...

rjarzemski wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 12:12 PM

Got the first one right and downhill with the rest!

craftytammie wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 12:37 PM

I didn't do very well, but I was just guessing.  It's been years since I did any screen printing, but this makes me want to try it again!

on 20 Jan 2010 12:38 PM

Wow. . .I didn't get any of them right! And I thought I had learned so much this year. :(

on 20 Jan 2010 12:46 PM

I did really bad but like everyone else I haven't got the magazine yet.  Can't wait to read the article now because I've just got done destroying a piece of fabric.  Maybe there's hope.

Carol DK wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 1:28 PM

Well, I did not get as many right as i hoped to. I have not been as bold with designs and techniques as I would like to be. I am left thinking some are just awful. gonna go back and work on those not so pretties again to spice them up. ;D

CherylM112 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 1:56 PM

yikes...I failed. Guess I'll have to really study that article when I can get my hands on the QA issue.

on 20 Jan 2010 2:17 PM

I did pretty well; of course, I'm obsessed with techniques like these AND with Lyric's work! :-)

mlm5 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 2:19 PM

Don't ask! I definitely need the magazine...

on 20 Jan 2010 2:24 PM

I only got number three right - I guess I need to study up on the topic.

These fabrics are so inspiring. They make me want to make something immediately.

LiseV wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 2:47 PM

I didn't get any right....I am just starting to be interested to this technique..

kunamola wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 2:54 PM

I completely made guesses and got just one right.  I look forward to reading the article.

thegrita wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 3:06 PM

Does it realy matter how I did on the quiz? I think all that mattersn is that I think Lyrics work is awsume.


Laura54 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 3:09 PM

It's a long way to Italy for your magazine!

I  will read the article with great interest and try something...maybe!

Quilnan wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 3:43 PM

Well, they're gorgeous. And, like others, have not yet seen this so did my best guess. How did I do? not so bad for guesswork. But I'm anxious to see this issue and article. Nancy

Susan A2 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 3:58 PM

I don't have my issue yet, can't wait to read the article.  I'm not saying how many I got right! (or wrong)

jacaconstr wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 4:58 PM

Great!  I always learn so much from these articles!  Can't wait to try this technique!

MissAdena wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 5:53 PM

Hey, cool fabrics! I didn't get any answers right but I loved just drooling over the colors, especially the very last one- turqoise and lime green, yum! I hope I win some fabrics and paints!! woohoo

on 20 Jan 2010 6:05 PM

My issue hasn't arrived yet, so I didn't do as well as I would have liked on the quiz.  I'm itching to get it in the mail so I can read Lyric's article.  I'm learning so much from these - thank you!

tcopeland wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 6:13 PM

Haven't done hardly any printing on fabric but am looking to try it.  Anxiously awaiting my copy of the magazine!

PatG26 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 6:48 PM

I got none right but I sure loved looking at the fabric

Michaella2 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 8:26 PM

I have not had time to read the article yet but I am very excited about the possibilities.

Michaella2 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 8:26 PM

I have not had time to read the article yet but I am very excited about the possibilities.

whitney12 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 8:38 PM

I would not brag about my score that's for sure- but I would brag if I won this fabric!!!

Jody Johnson wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 9:57 PM

I have not gotten the magazine yet in the mail...I am waiting with baited breath and can't wait to go through it. I only got 2 out of 4. I really like the articles Lyric writes so I can't wait to read this one as well.

sshew52 wrote
on 20 Jan 2010 10:29 PM

I certaily don't know as much as I thought I did. But it was great to take the quiz

on 21 Jan 2010 2:57 AM

The magazine hasn't arrived in Australia yet, I'm afraid... can't wait to read Lyric's article, I love everything she does!

cbartos wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 5:38 AM

Can't wait to read the article!  I'm sure my score will improve,...

judystowell wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 5:45 AM

Had to guess at them all (no magazine yet).  Can't wait for Paducah - I'm signed up for one of Lyric's classes.  She does such awesome work!!

Judy S

LynnNaughton wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 7:02 AM

Still waiting for the post man. I have Lyric Kinard's book and love her stuff.

arlene@4 wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 7:58 AM

Good grief!  Not a single correct answer!  Time to go back to school!

cindyl57 wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 8:06 AM

Beautiful fabric! Looking forward to getting the magazine and learning about the techniques.

on 21 Jan 2010 8:51 AM

Looks like I made a tough quiz! No worries if you don't get any or all of them correct the first time. Pokey's right; go ahead and take the quiz twice if you don't have your copy yet. I won't announce the winner for a while so you have plenty of time to study ;)

reginabdunn wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 12:58 PM

I only got one correct, but appreciate the opportunity to learn to recognize techniques. Maybe that would be a good feature to add to the magazine... a quiz in each issue.

RosemaryR@3 wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 12:59 PM

Well I only got 2 right, so I'll need a good read! I do love the fabrics though... =)

MicheleB@22 wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 2:16 PM

Ahem. Hopefully I'll do better after I read the article :)

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 4:46 PM

I guess it just goes to show how creative we can be by trying to figure out techniques.  I am like a little kid watching through the window everyday waiting for the mail and this issue.

Raganne wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 5:33 PM

I didn't do well on this quiz.  I must go back and reread the article.  However, having the Luminere textile paint and some of Pokey's example would really help a lot!

papercoyote wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 6:33 PM

two for four - we're grading on a curve I hope!

My magazine made it to CT yesterday -- loved Lyric's article -- I knew I was saving my disasters for more than reminders of past flops! Thanks!

coronna wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 7:26 PM

Loser!  I only got one right - but then I haven't gotten my issue in the mail yet!  Also I need more practice playing with fabric painting.  Please pick me to win!!

thienkim wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 9:18 PM

I'm not even going to share how I did. Not good.

AnnieSky wrote
on 21 Jan 2010 9:42 PM

I had a clue, but not all right.  Can't wait for my issue to turn up in the mail so I can try some of these!

neicymn wrote
on 22 Jan 2010 6:33 AM

Fun quiz! And beautiful printing on these fabrics!

bybethstudio wrote
on 22 Jan 2010 7:32 AM

Haven't gotten my mag in the mail yet, hopefully today. The article seems great. Would love to add fabric and paint to my stash. Thanks for the sneak peek at the new issue. Hope it's there today!

kmason wrote
on 22 Jan 2010 11:55 AM

I have not received my issue yet, but it makes me want to go experiment and play. I have a lot of ugly dyed fabric!

cindylee4 wrote
on 22 Jan 2010 12:55 PM

This little quiz made me think & gave me lots of good ideas. Hope my new mag comes today so I  can really absorb all that's in the article. Thanks Lyric!

cindyloos wrote
on 22 Jan 2010 1:44 PM

I didn't do real well, so I guess I will read the article again and try to understand how the thermofax works.  Her fabric is gorgeous, though!

on 22 Jan 2010 2:53 PM


Those fabrics are gorgeous. I just cleaned out my studio to have a clean start for the New Year. I can't wait to try some of her techniques now that I am on to ART full time

Hooray I get to play all day.

Mary Ann

QuilterBeth2 wrote
on 22 Jan 2010 7:01 PM

I didn't do very well on the quiz, but I'd love to win some fabric and paint!

Beth Schnellenberger

on 22 Jan 2010 7:40 PM

Amazingly, I got 2 right - and I haven't read the article yet. My mailman must be hoarding it...grr! I figure half ain't bad - especially when you're guessing. I LOVE the fabrics - and can't wait to get the issue in my hands! My mailman is in beeeeeg trouble if he doesn't deliver it ASAP!

Thanks for the chance!


on 22 Jan 2010 11:54 PM

Could likely take part if my magazine had arrived but apparently this will be a contest for online subscribers or US of A subscribers

Pokey wrote
on 23 Jan 2010 6:01 AM

RWard, we are going to keep this giveaway open for a while so that everyone--including our international friends--can participate!

bubbee1 wrote
on 23 Jan 2010 5:59 PM

I love open book tests - makes reading the item so much more rewarding - not to mention attention to detail and an exercise in retention.  Still, I missed one.  Will happily reread the great article.  Maybe my 'uglies' will become divas too.

Bubbee aka

Bonnie Srnick, Jacksonville, Fl

quiltedfrogs wrote
on 24 Jan 2010 10:29 AM

love quilting arts! Missed a couple on the quiz but cant wait to try all the new ideas!

on 24 Jan 2010 11:07 AM

This was a great review of Lyric's process of revitalizing less than wonderful prints!  Thanks for the opportunity to win some yummy paints.  I am looking forward to clearing some space to paint and print fabric.

hssebald wrote
on 24 Jan 2010 11:36 AM

Loved the article! and the whole magazine!  can't wait to win the paints and try this stuff!

cindylee4 wrote
on 25 Jan 2010 9:37 AM

ahhhhhhhhhhh! finally rec'd my new QA mag. the withdrawals have subsided. i so enjoy all the articles that Lyric Kinard writes. she has such good ideas. this one will be marked because i know i'll be looking at this article again...and again... and again...   thanks!

on 25 Jan 2010 11:31 AM

I don't have the magazine yet, can't wait to see it!

I only got one right, but considering they were all guesses, I don't feel quite so bad!

sandy plott wrote
on 25 Jan 2010 12:31 PM

afraid to say how many I got right.  ha.  interesting use of fabrics that adds interest.

Dianega123 wrote
on 25 Jan 2010 7:23 PM

Not too bad but need to reread the article. I am taking silk dying classes and my instruction is always letting us know to experiment. If don't like it there are numerous other things to do. I had this one silk scarf that was the ugliest shades of brown .and not the glorious chocolate brown I was after. To make maters worst the heart shape using batik wax come out really funky since the wax was too cool and the ugly dye ran underneath the hearts. To help this scarf first I dyed light magenta over it - not much help then over dyed it folding the fabric in an accordion pleated triangle, wrapped some rubber bands around the three edges and dyed each corner a different color. Believe it or not it is now an interesting camouflage looking scarf.  

sueprice wrote
on 25 Jan 2010 8:40 PM

I got the magazine today and read the article, but still only got 1 right!  Too many choices that sounded plausible!  But something I definitely want to try.

ccarson wrote
on 26 Jan 2010 8:21 AM

3 out of 4.  Two C seems to be a possibility.

sunspot wrote
on 26 Jan 2010 8:47 AM

Oh dear my subscription lapsed . . . so I only got 2 - at least you did not fool me with that peanut butter sandwich thing :-P

tjmiata wrote
on 26 Jan 2010 9:11 AM

enjoyed the review test..but even more the article in magazine..my copy came yesterday in the mail ;-)

Teddi Munslow

on 26 Jan 2010 9:27 AM

I read the article and really enjoyed it. I especially liked the part about using Soft Scrub. I really need to try that with the screens that I have.  I will have to go and do some experimenting with the materials that I have to see what results I get. Thanks for some great, new ideas.

Belinda Spiwak

sewrun wrote
on 26 Jan 2010 11:07 AM

I only had 3 right and I DID read the article.  I am so happy Quilting Arts has had so many fabric paint/dye design articles.  It's been so much fun playing with all of the ideas.

on 28 Jan 2010 11:03 AM

Just got the mag today in the mail... read it, did great!  omg i LOVE THE MAGAZINE~!  

okay, enough emailing... off to the machine now : )  xo Monika

mlwright29 wrote
on 29 Jan 2010 9:58 AM

Well, from the results of the quiz I  haven't quite caught on to this....but can keep trying if win this fabric and paint!

redbird917 wrote
on 31 Jan 2010 1:48 PM

it was not easy to figure out the correct answers.  I got 2 out of 4 without reading the article

on 1 Feb 2010 3:00 AM

I got two correct, however, I have not read the article yet (just picked up my issue tonight).  The magazine is always so inspiring to me and fabric painting is one of the things I look forward to starting very soon.  My local quilt shop is offering classes and demos on different types of fabric painting; fabric postcard embellishment; and many other creative ideas that are capturing my attention and my desire to become more creative in fiber arts.  Thank you for inspirations in your magazines.

cindyrinal wrote
on 1 Feb 2010 11:29 AM

I must have been zoning out when I read the article - only got two right & it's a topic I love.  I will re-read the article tonight!

DianeK@21 wrote
on 2 Feb 2010 9:18 AM

I did well, but then I took it as an "open book" quiz!!!!  Great article.  I really want to try this.

Maggie89 wrote
on 3 Feb 2010 5:44 AM

gorgeous fabric- I didn't do well on the test though.

I have some 'duds' that could use some life. great technique.

thanks Lyric & Pokey.


Pippa's Blog wrote
on 8 Feb 2010 3:51 PM

Since the February/March 2010 issue of Quilting Arts has now been on the newsstand for a couple of weeks

on 8 Feb 2010 5:16 PM

I love these ideas for transforming dyeing disasters into beautiful new fabrics.  It shows that there is no such thing as an impossibly ugly fabric.  You can always change it.  


jabotquilt wrote
on 8 Feb 2010 8:09 PM

Not too bad, did get a few wrong so reread article.  

jabotquilt wrote
on 8 Feb 2010 8:18 PM

Not too bad, did get a few wrong so reread article.  

candace20 wrote
on 8 Feb 2010 8:23 PM

I must practice, practice, practice!  With my eye AND my hand.  

Tesuque wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 8:49 AM

I haven't seen the QA article, but aced the quiz  -- of course, I'm familiar with her work through other material and instruction. It's fun, it's beautiful!

hrpeoples wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 8:51 AM

I really need help--I could not answer one right.  Good news, though, my Christmas present is a quilting seminar in Louisiana next month---which includes a dyeing class with Jamie Wallen.  So, I could really use the supplies to practice with, please.

nah wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 8:51 AM

Whew, you taxed my brain!

garbisch wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:00 AM

That was hard work! I really  had to think about what I was seeing...I have never screen printed or discharged. I do have fabric that needs rescued!

sewhappyme wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:11 AM

I haven't read the article yet. I only got one right so I'm going to go read that article!

Bott wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:15 AM

every interesting  will have to save this for those oops...

kately wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:17 AM

The quiz helped me think about the techniques. It's one thing to read about it and another thing to try to implement it.

kately wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:19 AM

It's one thing to read the article and another thing to take what you learn and apply it. This quiz does a great job of doing that.

cindyjo2 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:23 AM

I love the results.  Can't wait to try some of the techniques.

fnotch wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:25 AM

I didn't guess any of the methods correctly but I certainly love the results!  Can't wait to read the article!  Thank you!

Nancy Comer wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:44 AM

I didn't do very well; these were inspirational. Thanks so much.

nancy comer


Joy CJ wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:47 AM

I didn't do too good....but if I were totally in sinc with Lyric, I would probably worry!  Just kidding, she is amazing.  I will definately read the article. Joy CJ

judycolpack wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 9:57 AM

I did not get a perfect score, but I had read the article.   I recently "rescued" a screen printed fabric that I did in a class with Judy Langille.  We started with a white fabircscreen printed it.  YUK!   Rescue Plan:  Painted over the entire piece with a watered down fabric paint that blended with one of the colors on the screen print and covered any white areas.  Then I cut the fabric in pieces and layered them on a hand dyed fabric that blended.  Fused the pieces together and next -- stamped and stenciled with gold paint.  The finishing touch -- covering the entire piece with black tulle, stitching on it with a thread that blends and am now in the process of beading thru some of the areas with gold paint.  And you know what??  It looks pretty good and a lot better than it did before.  I would never have used it except maybe for a clean-up cloth!

Pat Eisemann wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 10:07 AM

This was fun....waiting for my magazine to arrive so I can learn more.  I wanted to choose a couple of answers for some......I do think that practicing your signature on fabric would be interesting!!!

nadelzwirn wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 10:07 AM

Ìts very hard to see the complete way.


JCorrado wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 10:22 AM

Great ideas for re-working some previously unwanted fabrics. More options for our tool box!

jillianR wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 10:36 AM

Narrowed each down to 2 and consistently picked the -wrong- one. Perhaps I am destined to find new  alternatives?

maryliz2 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 10:42 AM

I did pretty well - 3 of 4 - but I hven't gotten this issue yet.  I especially liked the gold scribbles on fabric 4 look like oriental calligraphy.  

Think I need to go take a look at my pile of "failures"...

maeve4 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 10:53 AM

I love Lyric's work, I even have her book and it is terrific!  I read the article in QA and then took the test.  Very interesting!  I only got two of the 4 correct (I'd beter read it over!) but I have a piece of fabric on which I MUST try these techniques.  Sounds like a lot of fun on a winter day!  But I have to admit, I'd most like to win this giveaway - what fun!  Thanks for the opportunity!

amclarin wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 10:59 AM

Didn's guess her process so well. Had the right idea, but picked the wrong answer on all but the last one. Better get to practicing more, so that I understand what I see!!

Anita in snowy Virginia

Colette10 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 11:15 AM

What a great quiz  to challenge your knowledge but also your imagination and memory to review the techniques. To me this is what is was all about. Thanx

hampton300 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 11:18 AM

Well, I read the article, thot I sort of understood it (I don't do any of the techniques) and completely failed the quiz. So, I guess I didn't understand it.

Terri Thayer wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 11:32 AM

I didn't get any right. Off to buy the new issue. Right now.

lemur00 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 11:33 AM

Epic fail! But it could work out in the end with goodies...

LaughingCrow wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 11:34 AM

~grin~  Two out of four.  Would've been three, except I didn't expect a screen for the scribblies.  Good saves!  

lheureux_art wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 11:42 AM

Though I'm not into printing or dying, I do love to paint and write on fabric.  The article was wonderful for its inspiration and ideas.  Thanks, Lyric!

debrahkaye wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 11:49 AM

It is so breathe taking.. If only I could be as great as they are.  

adasalcove wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 11:53 AM

I didn't master the quiz, but I'd love to experiment with some lumiere paint and learn form my own mistakes.  I love Lyric's screen prints and Pokey's.

on 9 Feb 2010 12:16 PM

I did not do so well either. I can't wait for my first issue!

on 9 Feb 2010 12:28 PM

Didn't do so well.  Haven't read the article yet and am not sure what "discharge printing" means, but it sure has piqued my intrest!

bsquilts wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 12:32 PM

Did get two - have to say the fabrics are beautiful, wish I had better access to thermofax  screens and the room to do more screen printing.  They give you such good results!

ritzy2 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 12:40 PM

Well, it is obvious I don't get the magazine. I got them all wrong. :o(

Naoma wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 12:44 PM

This took me back a few years when I had taken a Textile class in college....I did manage to get three right...but sure do need  to read the article for more info....Thanks for the chance to see how well I remembered some of the material...It was fun!

BevR5 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 12:52 PM

Have not read the article and my guesses were way off. Going to get the magazine and try again. I really want to try this.

becky47 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 12:56 PM

I didn't do to bad! I hope I don't have to submit how [to bad] I did! Those are such beautiful fabrics. I would love to win!! I have never won anything, so maybe this will be the one! I just love your blog! Becky47

on 9 Feb 2010 1:17 PM

LOL I didn't get any right but that's OK I am just starting off on this wonderful ArtQuilt journey. Thanks for the fun and the opportunity to participate.


Donna DeBra wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 1:38 PM

Didn't do well since I have not attempted these crafts but enjoyed seeing the mistakes.  

so15 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 1:45 PM

Well my results were shocking, but then again I have never done screen printing or dying of fabric before so this is all new to me and some of the answers were like reading another language LOL.

I can relate to the peanut butter and jelly incident though

tnyldy wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 1:56 PM

Wow, did I ever fail this test, got one out of four.   I read the article when my mag came but apparently I need to reread, I will say that the article really inspires me to try this technique out.  It really looks like fun.  I hope this article inspires others like it has me, my artistic juices are finally growing again.  

mjluquette wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 2:00 PM

the quiz is a great way to to learn by re-viewing all the great ideas in the article!

everdina wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 2:41 PM

since I have not recieved the magazine as yet, I may not get the answers right according to the article. However, looking at the proposed suggestions, quite a few may be right, that is the great thing about art. However we get to the positive end result is right for us...............that is the fantastic serendipity of textile manipulation. So for us discharging before or after printing is not so important, as is having fun along the way......thanks for the great informative articles

Mimma1 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 3:11 PM

I love Lyric's work and her "mistakes" are gorgeous!

Nancyquilts wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 3:11 PM

Really like seeing the multiple uses for the same item (ginko leaves).  What lovely work.

on 9 Feb 2010 3:26 PM

I didnt to my surprise get any of them right - and I have read the article!!  It is good to show that You can save ANY fabric instead of throwing them away. If I still don´t like it I can throw it afterwards anyway but odds are I will like it. And I would most probably have had a good time while playing with prints and colour! I have some very ugly fabric,  a white-on-white print dyed with some murky brownish colour, that will be perfect for this! Thank You all for the inspiration! from Ingrid in Sweden who should have been in bed by now instead of doing this- but this is more fun than sleeping.

lindah174 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 4:53 PM

I got the first one....  

Got a lot to learn

SharonR@43 wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 6:11 PM

2/4  Can't wait to read the article!

occisus wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 7:17 PM

Treats from turds! Excellent!!

tropicslady wrote
on 9 Feb 2010 7:29 PM

Well, I didn't do so well at all, but I have bookmarked this page and I'm be coming back for more knowledge since this is a totally new avenue for me.

wahiawa49 wrote
on 10 Feb 2010 2:22 AM

I didn't do very well, but I'm still learning.  I think fabric painting is a great way to let your inner artist come out.

donnasales wrote
on 10 Feb 2010 3:55 AM

I havnt read the article yet as my copy hasnt arrived but I am really looking forward to i,t as always. I am sure I can find lots of projectt to transform into works of art. Donna

ElenaRadock wrote
on 10 Feb 2010 5:24 AM

I Failed :)  So, it is 4 am I have not slept and I have not read the article. But honestly my issue was a bit more simple.  I kept looking at the wrong fabric sample.  I am pretty sure that it would not mattered, but it didn't help!    The quiz was fun to see how much I have learned; and need to learn!

on 10 Feb 2010 8:34 AM

I never did screen printing but have been doing gelatin plate prints, discharging fabric, and painting on fabric.  I will give it a try soon. Thanks.

on 10 Feb 2010 10:33 AM

Wow, I am quite surprised to have gotten 3 correct.  

on 10 Feb 2010 11:29 AM

Well not too good. I only got 2 right so I had better read Lyric"s book and pick up some pointers. I love the wings she accents her fabrics and I have always loved Ginko trees. Downtown Indianpolis has  a half block of those trees and in the fall its just like golden coins falling and blowing around the sidewalk.

Mary Ann

sienna5 wrote
on 10 Feb 2010 1:49 PM

just goes to show you that there are many ways to make a boring fabric fabulous!

Hmmmmmmm wrote
on 10 Feb 2010 4:00 PM

I have seen many examples of discharge work before, and haven't been overly impressed. Your work gives the technique a whole new dimension. Even with an art background, I had difficulty telling where one technique ended and another began. Gorgeous!

Liz Browning wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 2:53 AM

I have failed miserably. I do have the magazine and have read the article. It proves a point to really understnd you must actually do the technique.

Pattie Sly wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 7:26 AM

I am teaching a class to kids this summer on this subject!  Keep the ideas coming!!

on 11 Feb 2010 7:33 AM

Two out of four isn't bad, I guess.  It was thought provoking to look closely at the images to determine if they were discharged or printed, etc.  I haven't received my copy of the issue yet - I can hardly wait to read the full article!    Kathie G

Nonna2 wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 8:15 AM

I watch your show on PBS and have recently received the emails.  I was intrigued as any good sewer would be, with the idea of free fabric to add to my stash!  I do not receive the magazine, so I did very poorly on the test.  I LOVE the results and want to experiment to achieve that effect, but my own designs.  At the present time, I cannot afford a subscription to your magazine, but will visit this website often and try this on my own.  Your show airs on Saturday morning, and I enjoy watching your guests and the ideas they bring to us.

Betsy U wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 9:57 AM

I was surprised that she accomplished so much with each screen. I gave her credit for more steps on two of the fabrics.

sewrun wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 10:08 AM

Loved this article!!!  I can hardly wait to try out some of the ideas!

dbradt2 wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 10:37 AM

50% I think  I need to stop reading  articles while trying to do dishes.  Bummer but love the techniques now to find the time to play.....

labedaelaine wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 10:47 AM

Love the idea of transforming mistakes into beauty. Can't wait to read the article. It's  all about "recycling" with me. I can't  through away any pieces...this is wonderful news. Thanks!

chichen2 wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 3:58 PM

The fabric is bautiful, I thought I would get more than 1 right.

I have a lot to read up on on silk screening. I do a lot of fabric painting, currently.


fibreart2 wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 10:08 PM

This was a fun quiz! It really made me think. I got 2 out of 4 correct so I have some work to do. I have never tried screen printing and this has motivated me to try same. I have some dyed fabric that I would like to transform.

Valerie Wilson

Pippa's Blog wrote
on 12 Feb 2010 10:24 AM

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a fabric quiz based on Lyric Kinard's article on page 28 of the February

on 5 Mar 2010 8:10 AM

Four out of four....and reread the article  to get there on my third attempt!

Hovawart wrote
on 12 Mar 2010 10:15 PM

Got three right by sheer luck, and cheated on the fourth by sheer indulgence.