Since the February/March 2010 issue of Quilting Arts has now been on the newsstand for a couple of weeks, I’ll be announcing the winners of Lyric Kinard’s fabric quiz this Friday (February 12th) at 12 pm EST. So if you still haven’t read Lyric’s inspirational article, “From Disappointment to Diva,” and tested your ability to recognize her clever techniques for transforming ugly fabrics, now is the time!
If the chance to win some of Pokey’s screen printed fabrics and three jars of Lumiere textile paint isn’t enough motivation, Lyric’s heartening advice is in and of itself worth the read. We all have those less-than-perfect dyed fabrics that could use a little sprucing up and Lyric has some great tips for how to go about doing this. Personally, many of my earlier fabric dyeing attempts resulted in some pretty mediocre prints. In an act of optimism, I framed a few of them.
Believe it or not, these were some of the prettier ones of the bunch, and I have a whole lot more hidden away somewhere in my apartment. I’m too sentimental to throw them out, but they’re not attractive enough to work with. Fortunately, Lyric has given me hope that these rather dismal fabrics can one day be transformed into beauties.
Do you have any dye disasters of your own? Then check out Lyric’s article, fine tune your knowledge by taking the fabric quiz, and do some fabric makeovers of your own!