Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fabric Dying with Malka

Yesterday my guild (Baltimore Modern) hosted world renowned quilter, fabric designer, author and all around super fun gal, Malka Dubrawsky. Despite the heat, we all (25 of us!) had a great time patterning and dying fabric to make our own unique batiks. Malka is funny, warm and generous, and you immediately feel like you've made a good friend when you talk to her. We chatted about our kids, our cities and Instagram (which I don't know a whole lot about because I have a Barbie Doll cell phone, but I think I totally need to get on this I Phone bandwagon and start Insta graming my life.) Here is Malka's link on Instagram. She made some videos, including me doing our super cool secret handshake (which, I'm a little miffed at myself, because I screwed up the snail part ~ it's supposed to be your first and second fingers ~ well, you'll figure it out.)

Here are a bunch of photos from our day:

show and tell

A pillow top using some of her upcoming fabrics

Pretties in the garden and The Painting workshop

Okay, here are some shots of Malka and me. I had to post them both, because in the first one, she looks totally bored and not at all excited to be standing next to me, which is not true, because she told me so (well, she didn't exactly tell me so, but I could tell she was excited and not bored.)

In this one we were supposed to do silly faces, but she looks cute and I just look stupid, so please try to morph the two photos in your mind (and if I were better at Photoshop I'd do it for you) and have one pleasing image.

Thanks, Malka, for a great day!


Anjeanette said...

How fun Heather! I saw your handshake on Instagram. I couldn't tell what the last thing was. But your bubbly personality was right there in the video. It looks like a great time! And your post makes me smile. You crack me up about morphing the two pictures into one.

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Oh, Heather, I love this post and thanks so much for referring ot me as a super fun gal. I had a great time with you guys!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This looks like so much fun! You made some great prints:)