Friday, July 30, 2010

To Norma

Hi Norma, What kind of cotton are you using? I was using muslin, I thought of batiste or lawn, something like handkerchief weight. The muslin was just too thick and heavy after the painting. It would be great if you didn't have to find silk. My husband has a bunch of old handkerchiefs, I might try this out, thanks for passing your experiments on! Kris


  1. I have a bunch of old white men's handkerchief's, too. Might be worth experimenting a bit. I find it is fairly easy to find old silk blouses or scarves at the thrift store. When people get a stain, they hand them off. I pay no more than a dollar or two...50 cents for scarves. For mini's, it is no problem working around the bad part.


  2. Hmmm, that's a good question. It's a piece I bought a while ago to use for printing mini cushions, etc. It's not as light as a fine lawn that I've used before for printing and it's definately more robust than a handkerchief for example. I think it might be a bit on the heavy side for furniture if it was required to wrap around curves but I was thinking about books when I did it, and as I mentioned I think it would be good for suitcases too. I've got a bit of lightweight linen that I'm thinking of trying out as well, it has some nice 'texture' in the weave and might be interesting but again only for books/luggage perhaps. I'm definately going to go the thrift store and look for some silk items (it would be interesting to see what the difference is in the 'end product') but I just took it into my head to play with this and used what I had in my stash. Next time I go to the fabric store I'll take a look at the label on the roll and I'll let you know - sorry to be so vague this time!