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Gutter grid resist

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical
Jim Vander Noot on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Dharma black dye, fabric folded with several grids cut from a gutter cover. I originally bought the grid to use as a stencil and stamp with fabric paints.

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I'll bet your gutter cover is the same as my garden grid material, a heavy plastic. Mine was a large piece, not a strip, so I could cut it on the diagonal to make a straight-grain grid rather than crosswise. I alternated squares and triangles between fabric folds to get that ghost image of triangles on my blue piece. I love your piece. Are you thinking of overdying it?

01/07/2013 Flag

It was a long plastic strip with these rectangle grids evenly spaced. Originally I was thinking of overdyeing with a peacock blue, but I have some ideas about screen printing on the existing black fabric.

01/07/2013 Flag

Great use of found object. I am a big fan of shopping for texture at the big box home improvement. I won this book/DVD in an online drawing: http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/11934598-AA.shtml It is all about making marks with found objects on fabric, using thickened dyes and paints. With your sample here, it seems like something you might enjoy. Nice work.

02/03/2013 Flag