The working title of this small fabric piece is "Technique Extravaganza" because I used so many techniques! I'm working this up for the Art Quilt class I teach, to suggest uses of transfer techniques. Let's see if I can remember all I did to this piece! First, I dyed the fabric with SetaColor and did a sun print. Then using an inkjet transparency, I made a photo transfer of one of my recent sketchbook pages. I machine stitched the grid. Then I pumped up the color on the transfer, by using color pencil on the fabric. Then I appliquéd some felt pieces. The multicolor felt flower is made with water soluble Solvy stuff. And I'm not done yet! I've started stitching, as you can see. I'm liking the upper left hand corner, where I've begun outlining the fern in black thread.
My first love, when it comes to working with fabric, is the simple act of stitching. Yet, I've been teaching my classes a few transfer techniques, and I've never successfully integrated a photo transfer into my own work...We'll see if that statement continues to hold true when I'm done with this piece! (It's about 6x9")