It began with this piece.
Which was the final piece that I had to do for City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting. It had to be monotone and after dyeing yards and yards of fabric (with varying success) I was looking for another way, so I decided to use textile paint. All of the fabric for this piece was done with one small pot of Pebeo Setacolor Transparent fabric paint, with more or lesser degrees of water added to achieve the different values.
Well what can I say, for someone like me, working in a domestic situation, I was hooked.
I wanted to learn more and with that aim in mind I purchased this.
As you can see it is well used and I still refer back to it often. It was my guide to getting to know the ins and outs of fabric painting and if you are keen to have a go this would be one of my Top 5 recommendations.
Those eagle eyed among you will have noticed that I recently added an Amazon window to my blog.
I have done this not because I anticipate financial gain but because it seemed to be an easy way of showing you the books that I have used and would recommend one obviously being this one.
I can also recommend her DVD. If you want to see more of Mickey Lawlers beautiful hand painted fabric visit at SkyDyes.
And if you like books stay tuned because by the end of the week I will be having a giveaway of Seaside Home.