I have spent many happy hours in Susan Brooks garage in Lafayette, CO, doing all kinds of surface designs from soy wax resist, immersion dying, eco dying, fabric painting, batik, deconstructed screen printing — basically, any technique that you can think of, Susan can teach you. And she is a FABULOUS instructor.
But what to do with all this original fabric?
It's been sitting on my shelf for some time and then it was summer and sitting on my black scooter seat burned my butt! So, I started looking around for someone who could make me a scooter seat from my own fabric and found her!
Her name is Suzy and her company is called Cheeky Seats. (Don't you love that name?) So, I sent her my fabric and this is what she made. It fit perfectly. I didn't have any lime green fabric to match my scooter so I sent her something neutral. But now, I night have to paint my scooter to match the seat.
Hmmmm. Another internet search is in my future.
If you have made your own fabric, how have you used it? Let me know!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!