I had a white t-shirt that had a small permanent spot on it so I decided to paint it. I got it completely wet and dunked the hem in a watered down gray acrylic paint and let the paint creep up. Well, I couldn’t see the spot any longer but the shirt looked flat. So I got it wet again and wrapped it around my “shibori” pole, squished it down and wrapped a string around it. Using watered down African Violet I poured the paint over the shirt and rotated it and left it out to dry in the beautiful sunshine. Once dry, I rinsed and washed it, heat set/ironed it. Though the front came out mostly tinted with little to no shibori type marks (it was obviously on the inside of all of the wrapped layers), the back (purple photo) turned out pretty neat. But I may not be finished with it yet – who knows it may show up in a piece of fiber art some day!
Working with fabric or fiber most of her life Ann continues to explore the possibilities. Ann’s art quilts have been published and have traveled Internationally. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows. Ann has presented lectures/talks and trunk shows, has taught and on occasion still teaches live classes. She enjoys making videos lessons and demos for her YouTube channel in hopes of encouraging others to give quilting, fiber art, and mixed media a try. Ann admires knitting and crochet, and though she can’t knit and can only crochet a chain stitch, she’s discovered other ways to use yarn!
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