Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tie Dye Party

I enjoy doing all kinds of fabric arts and I really enjoy sharing them when I can. Last weekend we invited several families over and had a tie dye party.  As has been said many times before by other people, when you teach something, you also learn.  For the party, I looked at several Youtube videos to broaden my tie dye design skills.  I can recommend videos by colorfulsteve such as this one on how to tie dye a heart design.  If you try to dye a shape, be very careful to fold your fabric in a straight line.  This is easier if your shape is large and bold.  Steve suggests outlining your shape with a dark color.  This suggestion helps your shape have definition.
To the right is my oldest and youngest in thier tie dyes.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Merbaby ATC swap

I am hosting a Merbaby swap on Swap-bot.  The sign-up is until December 9th and the last date to mail the cards is January 9th.  The swap entails creating two ATCs, one for each of your two partners.  I am not fussy about which technique you use but I do expect people to make the best cards they can. This is a great swap to participate in if you need a quick craft to do during the holiday season when you are at home.  Hope you join me!   For more information on Artist Trading Cards and what they are go here.