Thursday, May 19, 2011

Results of the Soy Wax Batik Tart Kit

Sue's soy wax batik became the central motif of this piece. She started with white PFD on which she first stamped a circle in wax. The fabric was dyed with a light green and then overstamped with the leaf shape. She then overdyed the piece with blue dye. It is layered, quilted, and bound. The larger background was quilted with straight lines, meandering and the fern motif and bound. The batik layer is sewn to the top of the backgound which was colored with a Micron pen and embellished with beads.

Jamie's piece makes use of two batiked pieces: the large contrasting print on the right and the multicolored blue fabric behind the flower. The quilt top is pieced with additonal commericial fabrics and the Hawaiian hibiscus is needle-turned appliqued on the pre-quilted surface.

Sue Anne's piece started with the 1958 Bon Marche ad she found on the internet. She has used her batik fabric as the frame around the bathing suits and as the binding. The enlarged ad has been transfered using
Transfer Artists Paper and she has chosen complimentary fabrics and embellishments to support the year 1958.