Monday, June 25, 2012

Fabric Coloring with Crayons

Who doesn't love coloring? I always loved coloring as a kid and still do when my girls have a color book and crayons out. I have a friend who colors with crayons on fabric and has published a book recently on the subject. Her work is beautiful and a little more involved than I have time for right now so I decided to do some 'playing' myself and come up with a way to add some color to my fabric without too much time or fretting.
 I started with canvas (duck cloth) and stamped an image on the fabric. 
Then I colored lightly with the crayons. 
Then I placed a thin towel over the image and pressed it with a hot iron to set the color. I really had very little to no wax left on my towel. It turns out soft with no wax residue and it's washable.
Then I used the printed cloth to make a small zippered pouch. 


  1. What a wonderful idea! I have a new crayon box of 64 colours in my cupboard and a series of stamps...I can't wait to try this!

    Hope your friend has success with her book...have you got the name of it?

    1. Hi Jane,
      My friend's name is Terri Kygar and here is a link to her new book (hopefully that will copy into your browser) the book is Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box.

      Happy Coloring.


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