Natural Dyeing with Brandywine Viburnum Berries

You know I love to dye, but I’ve never been a fan of natural dyeing except for Indigo. I’ve been seeing a lot of natural dyeing lately so I thought I’d try it again, and include a little tutorial. There are lots of ways to dye naturally. This is just one way.

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Supplies Update

I’m always looking for different supplies for my art making journey. Today, I’m sharing a few I recently purchased. I love using Superior Threads Bottom Line in the bobbin when I free motion, but I really pretty much use it all of the time. I needed to replenish my supply, so I purchased a Natural…

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Creating Bamboo Heaven

I’m working on a couple more art pieces to submit to another local show. This show is called Art Squared, so all work needs to be squared.That didn’t seem too difficult of a challenge, so thought I’d make a couple pieces. I found this soy wax fabric in my stash that I’ve been wanting to…

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Miniature Art Exhibit

After all of the years I’ve spent dyeing and printing fabric, I’m finally feeling comfortable making art with it, and putting it out into the world. Today is all about miniatures. I recently entered two of my miniatures in a show at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. The requirement was that all artwork must…

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SAQA Indiana Exhibit and More

I can’t believe I forgot to post about our exhibit at the Audubon Park Museum in Henderson, Kentucky. Our opening was Thursday, August 19, and the show will be open through November 18.

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Finding Some Inspiration: Paula Kovarik

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found it really difficult to be inspired. I don’t know if it’s COVID, or just the time in my life, but it’s been hard for me to find fun in my art or even know where to start to get my muse back.

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SAQA Collaborative Project

I mentioned quite awhile ago that I was involved with the Indiana SAQA Collaborative Project, and I can finally show you the results of this experiment. The project is based on the Telephone game a lot of us played as a child, only with textiles instead of talking.

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Dye-Na-Flow: Sun or Not

I decided to do a little experiment. I wanted to know what the difference would be to allow the sun to dry the paint via sun printing, as opposed to just painting the fabric with Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow, and letting it sit and dry. You know I’m always up for experiments!

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