Addicted to Sun Printing Fabric

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We’re having a record-breaking sunny summer in Anchorage, Alaska and I feel compelled to take advantage of it.  I received more chemicals (my “drugs”) from my supplier, www.blueprintsonfabric.com and 5 yards each of Kona and Pimatex cotton from Dharma Trading Co.

Do you see the shadow of me taking the photo?  It was high noon in Anchorage:  The sun always shines at an angle, never directly overhead, and even more so as autumn approaches.  I do have the board with the fabric propped up towards the sun, but it doesn’t totally compensate.  That’s one reason most of the leaf edges are a bit blurry.  The other reason is that the leaves aren’t totally flat.  (I’ve pinned them with one pin each.)

My favorites are the fabrics that I previously dyed different shades of green (with fiber-reactive dyes).  Perhaps I’ll dye more fabric green this evening, just in case it’s sunny again tomorrow!

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One thought on “Addicted to Sun Printing Fabric

  1. Your sunprints are gorgeous… should I be sad that I have not enough space (and no outside place) to do that or happy – because I wouldn’t have time for another new project 🙂
    Love the colours!

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