She told us about various methods of transferring image to fabric and techniques for aging fabric. One quick dying method which caught my imagination was using coffee on calico. I had to immediately go home and do that of course! I dipped the calico in coffee solution and then scrunched it up and placed it on a hot baking tray at Gas 4 in the oven for 20 minutes. It looks like the paper of those old treasure maps we used to make at primary school! Lovely.
Then today I thought well, my Dad is aged like this fabric - 81 this week in fact - I'll make him a fabric birthday card based on yesterday's talk. I hope he likes it. Here he is on the front with my Mum (married to her now for 56 years!). I used some hand made banana paper in the middle and stitched into it all. What fun. I might do some more for all my aged friends (ha ha sorry guys).