While I won’t be going into processes, necessarily, here, I did want to show you some pictures of fabrics that Marcia has created. Also, Marcia takes classes and has for many years. She is always learning. She took one class where they painted and melted Tyvek to get specific shapes. I would say you need to be confident about experimenting. What do you think?
Marcia says, “I prefer to hand-dye my own fabrics and then I have control over colors.” That doesn’t mean she uses her own fabrics exclusively. She does incorporate commercial fabrics into her designs. She further states, “I buy PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabric which means ready to absorb dyes.” She also uses primary cotton Pimatex PFD fabrics.
“I really like Superior threads for sewing and quilting. Even piecing with 50wt. I think seams lie flatter with thinner thread. I like a lot of quilting but don’t like a lot of thick thread on it. You can see the quilting without a ton of thread on top. I want you to predominately see the design of the quilt.”
Pictures of some of Marcia’s surface-designed fabrics
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Thanks for reading! …Betsy