I loved EVERYTHING in her booth! I was exercising discretion in my spending, but I did hear this overdyed piece calling my name. At first, I thought it was dyed and block printed. It is apparently a floral print fabric that is dyed over to produce this final look. I had my mind blown; what a wonderful way to transform existing fabric.
In the same vein as fabric manipulation, I was really excited to try my hand at block printing. I almost took a class, but it conflicted with my schedule. I went to the Colouricious booth and got an awesome hands-on demo on block printing from Jamie Malden.
She was a fount of knowledge and was so generous with her time and expertise.
I cannot wait to get stamping! I have lots of fabric paint, but did not want to get started on the wrong foot with printing. I bought this starter paint set from Pro Chem Paints. They are the kind Jamie used and I liked the feel of the paint when dry.
|Okashi Courier Bag|
I grab one of these sewing themed charms every year I go and could not resist these two this year!
I really stretched myself this Festival. I took classes, sought out new people to meet, and tried new techniques. All of with was worth it! I am so glad I went. Next year promises to be more wonderful and I cannot wait!