As always, Estelle and I had a great time sun printing. I don't do it often enough to remember everything so I usually start with some leaves on postcard size pieces of fabric.
I wanted to see if thread would sun print.
I think if I had mashed it down against the fabric it would be better but I do like the wispiness that it adds to the background.
After doing these I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do so I got some stars for some more cards.
These will be stitched with some silver thread and I'll add some crystals for some Christmas postcards.
Then I started looking around for other things to print. I had leaves and tried a couple of pieces but I'm kind of tired of leaves.
Then I found some lace curtain fabric!
The lace on the left is from my Grandma Dove's curtains. I've been saving them for years and decided that I could use one of the panels for sun printing.
I did discover that my black lace panels have a tendency to bleed black on the fabric. That was a bummer because this particular panel is really cool. I think I might bleach the black panels so I can use them.
Here's what I printed. Enough fabric and napkins for a set of 6 placemats and napkins. Won't these be fun? My friend, Laura, is coming in from Bermuda next week. She loves thrift shopping so I think we will go lace shopping one day. I can see a whole quilt make with sun printed lace fabric.
Estelle only did 2 leaf pieces too. The one in the left was printed twice. Once with yellow and once with hot pink.
This is my favorite piece of hers. She used torn paper strips and a round rubber gripper thing. There's another piece that she did to go with this but I didn't get a photo of it. She's so much more artistic than I am. I always learn a lot for her. But I paid her back this time. She working on som memorial pieces for a client. She's working with an impossible collection of fabrics from clothes that range from polyester blouse fabric to a bathrobe, socks and a comforter. I think I helped her come up with a easier solution so she can get them done and move on to more fun projects.