Inspired by beautiful creations I saw during my recent travels in Thailand I ordered myself some fabric paints. They’re brilliant! You can use a brush, just as you would with ordinary watercolours on paper, and then iron the back of the fabric when they’re dry and it stays. Not being much of a painter, my specialty has turned out to be watering the colours down and making little splodges on calico, each about an inch across.
You only have to look at them for a moment and little worlds and landscapes start to appear!
So on my train rides to and from work, when I haven’t been reading Heidi (such a lovely book! how did I get to be thirty-nine without ever having read it?) I have been stitching the little scenes it makes me dream of, with mountains and snowflakes and starry skies.
My hope is to turn them into little pieces of jewellery like brooches and necklaces for the next Creating a Welcome event.
If you have some stitching of your own to do and would like to have something very nice to listen to while you do it, a lovely twelve-year-old from California, Kienyen, has created a beautiful audio recording from Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protest which you can find here. She has done such a gorgeous job and it made my day when she sent me the link! I hope you enjoy it too.