Spring Break Surface Design Fun!...
A quick project with my daughter!
We decided to stay home for spring break a few weeks ago. And, one of our many adventures included a foray into the garage to play with batik and dyeing. My daughter has a very good friend who had a birthday and we were just a bit late getting a gift for her. And, so, we decided to make her a pillow case. I set everything up for my daughter and then let her go wild!
First, she batiked the letters in white with a paintbrush. I made a few suggestions for options, and as design director, she picked dyeing in green next....and so we did. I mixed up the dye, and let her apply it. Then she stamped out the flower shapes in batik on the green. Next, I bleach discharged it for her. Then I mixed some more dye and she overdyed it aqua. Next step, I was up again to boil out the wax. Then we worked together to pick some fabrics to go with it. I helped her with the rotary cutting and piecing. She opted for some hand work, which was delegated to me. And finally we were done. I can't wait to see Shay's face when she gets this tomorrow!! Meanwhile, you can see on the back, a piece that was simultaneously created of Nyan cat, my daughter's favorite! Very cute!