Mandala Magic!

International Quilt Festival Houston 2016 is about to begin. The workshops started yesterday and I braved getting up at 5:30 so I could get to my first workshop on time.

Glennis Dolce didn’t disappoint, as usual. We were supplied with 3 packets of folded silk (along with instructions on how to fold our own fabtic). We were also supplied with some dissolving thread and instructed to draw and then sew our designs on each packet of silk. Once that was done, we were given some silk dye (which doesn’t require heat setting) and a couple of pipettes. Thus armed, we began to paint our designs. After the painting was done, we dissolved our stitching and opened up our “masterpieces”.

I am very fond of my “firstborn”. Glynnis only let us use 2 colors for our first piece.

My second piece was a bit overwhelming to me. I had intended for small sections of black but the black dye has a mind of its own.

IQF 2016 Mandala Magic #2

My very favorite was my final sample. I like the colors as well as the resulting shape.

IQF 2016 Manadala Magic #3

Next workshop is in a couple of days. It is with the very wonderful and talented Ginny Eckley. Looking forward to it (even if its another 5:30 morning!)

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10 thoughts on “Mandala Magic!

  1. Holy Smokes Pat!!! Beautiful, all three of them. The black dye makes the mandala image look three-dimensional, which I like.

    …and yes, the first born is always special! 🙂

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  2. thanks for sharing your results Pat! As for your question regarding the indigo vat and heater- I would suggest a Finnex 300-Watt Hang-On Electronic Controller Aquarium Heater, Titanium Tube, 80 to 100-Gallon. It’s what I am using. they generally only last 1-2 years in my case.

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