The object of the game was to transfer the designs and colors from the silk ties on to silk scarves. This project was in Quilting Arts Magazine, October/November 2010.
You don't need to wash or cut apart the ties, but we removed the tags from the back and cut off the triangular points at each end.
Roberta is a wiz at shopping the Goodwill thrift shops for great bargains. She bought a sheet that we cut apart to use for muslin to wrap our projects in. Her cat decided that SHE wanted the muslin sheet. She's in there somewhere!
While we were waiting for our bundled ties to process, Roberta showed us some of her silk scarves made with Sharpie markers and alcohol. She also used some alcohol-based inks.
Then, we all got some of my silk piece or another silk scarf, and decorated with Sharpie markers. Roberta had distilled alcohol in a fine mister, which we used to spray after coloring/doodling our silk.
Toni did a rather open design with lots of white background.
I used a piece of silk and did some very loose floral, leafy, and swirly designs.
This is my piece of silk after a little bit of alcohol spray.
I kept adding a little more marker and respraying, folding it on itself to blend. Here is how it turned out. I love it!
A side benefit of using the muslin sheet as a "drop cloth" is a cool piece of colorful fabric.
Mine came out much more light in value. I may add some additional color with alcohol inks or silk paint. The white areas are from a white tie with tiny black polka dots. The dots did not print very well.
You can also use the triangular tips that you cut off to make I-Pod covers or other fabric creations.
For show-and-tell, we got to see many of Roberta's Zentangled creations. She is doing a workshop for the local branch of the American Sewing Guild, and has been Zentangling everything that doesn't move. She found these white canvas open-backed sneakers at the Goodwill, and got the snazzy shoelaces from a friend that didn't want them.
She Zentangled an Ikea mirror from the Goodwill, picture frames, and much much more.
After the meeting, many of us went to the newly re-located Whistle Stop Quilt Shop in Cary, NC. I will blog about that in a later post.
Roberta's home is only a mile from my son's, so I took Roo home yesterday. His parents were returning from Florida that afternoon. We will miss him! He is a ball of energy and a friendly little dog.