Shibori with Annie Sloan paint
There are days (ok, most days) when the daily tasks involved with owning a small business/retail shop are more than I can muster the energy for. I just can’t help it, it’s the creative in me. I need an art outlet – or an artlet, if you will. Ha!
Enter: dying fabric with Chalk Paint®. We have been dying fabric with Annie Sloan paint for several years. Tie dye, watercolor, painting upholstery, lampshades, tote bags, pillow covers…you name it! We had never used it as a Shibori style dye, though. Annie did this at Junk Jubilee in the Spring so we thought we would try our hand at it. OMG. It was so fun, quick, easy and gratifying!
I will post a video tutorial soon – and a workshop in our Summer schedule – but in the meanwhile, here are our (mine and Ari’s samples) pics from yesterday’s experimenting and work avoidance: