Hello Every one,
My name is Sara and I have been a long time subscriber and short time lurker on this site.
I am looking forward to making some new friends and gaining and sharing inspiration!
Hi Sara - Are you in Ontario, Canada? I am on Vancouver Island, BC.
I have been a member here for a while, but I have been spending most of my summer outdoors working in the garden, rather than playing with thread and fibres! I keep hoping for rain (which is VERY strange for a west-coaster!) so I can get back into my artsy-quilty things. I had hoped to spend a few days outdoors making fabric paper, but have managed to find time to spend only one at that project!
Nice to 'meet' you.
TADA / BC
"To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage." - Georgia O'Keeffe
Hi Dale, and Sara too,
I am also a newbie to blogging, and QA. I just noticed your posting regarding the paper fabric. I tried my hand at a piece, inspired by the June July article of Jill Kennedy. I enjoyed it, but I didn't like the shiny finish. Any suggestions?
Carrole Blakeman, Hockley Valley, Ontario
You can have our rain, looks like we will be stuck with it all week, Yuck!
Welcome Sara, it's a fun and inspiring site.
Thanks for the warm welcomes, I love the site and am excited to try some of the challenges... wish I could have jumped in on the quiltie shape, I have so many ideas fluttering around in my head!
I haven't tried the cracked paper quilting yet so I can't speak to the shiny finish, but if it were me, I would be tempted to use organza or tulle as an invisible but muting overlay or even try a wash of diluted acrylic...
Thanks for the input Sara. I thought about an overlay, but the design is already muted, part of the delight of this process. I thought about trying an acrylic finish also, so I'll let you know. What kind of pieces are you working on?