The Knot Even Quilters met this week…you may know that my family and I call the group the Whacky Quilters. Our play time was devoted to soy wax resist.
We assembled our wax pots–two small skillets–and piles of stuff with which to apply the wax.
Over the years of playtime meetings, we have learned to bring more fabric than we think we’ll ever use, because we show each other things and then we all want to try them. Here are a couple shots of how the wax was applied.
We had decided in advance that we were waxing only–no painting or dyeing, so we’ll have to wait until next time to see the results. But we got some ideas from our venue!
We meet in the classroom of a cross stitch and yarn shop and the owner had just met with a yarn rep who sold hand painted yarns. They were piled in a chair right next to me…oh, the temptation! The color inspiration! Yummmmmm!
Just as I became determined to eliminate my yarn stash, she does THIS to me! Do I want it in order to actually knit something from it? Oh, no–I just want it to look at and fondle! I WILL resist!