This year the clever ladies from Three Creative Studios have a new challenge going - a creative colour palette. Each month they will publish a picture with a palette of colours and our challenge is to make something using some or all of those colours. Most ofthe participants are quilters so some interesting quilt pictures are emerging, but I am most definitely NOT a quilter.
This is my contribution - a notebook cover - I was quite pleased with it.
The technique of the month this time is disperse dyeing. Their site has an excellent tutorial by Shiela Folgate. I will try her techniques sometime soon, but I already had some painted papers (painted at least six months ago with Kraftcolour liquid dye) and this is the result ironed onto cheap panne velvet. I love that stuff as a background.
I also love the way you can completely change the look of the fabric with different treatment on top. The top case had a yellow chiffon overlay and the bottom one had a red chiffon overlay.
Thee back of the cases show the contrast even better.
I think we are getting our second miracle - the cyclone Yasi is going to miss us almost completely. But I am very concerned for all our friends in its path further north. This one is a monster, stretchinf across over 1,000 kilometres and with wind speed of about 280 km hour near the centre - and it is still deepening. We certainly live in a country of extremes. We got alll our window shutters out ready last night, but decided today to hold fire as we only look like having winds of about 60 - 70 km hour. Our biggest worry is losing power. All our power comes from further north and in all likelihood a feeder will be damaged, leaving us powerless for however many days it takes Ergon to find the fault and fix it. I guess we shouldn't complain, we will at least still have a house - and we do have a small generator. On that cheery note I am going off to read some other blogs.