Thursday, March 24, 2016

Here's my most recent work. I painted this scarf during a fun day at Karen Loprete's house a few summers ago. Sisters in Cloth members were invited to join the CT Fiber Arts Collective members for a silk painting "play date."

I never felt the scarf was finished, and left it in a pile of UFOs. Last week I decided to try the Sharpie marker and rubbing alcohol technique on it. 

If you aren't familiar with this, here's  how it works:

Make marks on your fabric (I've done this with paper, too) using Sharpie markers. Next, drip 91% rubbing alcohol on the marks. That's it. I love the outcome.


The next scarf started out white. I made short strokes on the scarf, 1/2 to 2 inches long, using four colors of fat-tipped markers. I love the way the alcohol drops make the colors spread out into floral looking designs.

This is a perfect scarf for spring.