Genealogy and Blueberries

No art accomplished this week. It was all about genealogy. Our local Willard Library hosted Heritage Days Festival this week with five days of sessions on everything from the best websites and apps for local history, to Google Earth Pro and organizing your stuff. I learned so much that I feel like my head might…

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QSDS Glorious Prints

As mentioned in the last post, I spent a week in Columbus, Ohio at QSDS. This event,  held every year includes two 5-days sessions and two weekend sessions. I chose Glorious Prints (printing with thickened dyes) with Pat Pauly in the first 5-day session.

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Back from QSDS

I am back from QSDS (Quilt & Surface Design Symposium) on the campus of Columbus College of Art and Design in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

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Painting my new apron

I am so excited. I will be leaving Sunday for a week-long Pat Pauly workshop at QSDS (Quilt & Surface Design Symposium) in Columbus, Ohio. If you don’t know about Pat, she is a wonderful artist who makes contemporary quilts with her printed and painted fabrics. The class I’ll be taking is called “Glorious Prints.”

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Ice Dyeing Old Dyes

I showed you recently the results of low immersion dyeing using Dawn’s old dyes. If you missed it, here is the post. I wanted to see how they would ice dye. I only picked those colors that would split. Every one of the dyes pretty much split as expected except, again, the Royal Blue was…

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Dyeing cotton vs 50/50

I really like dyeing t-shirts for Dave. He knows to buy 100% cotton ones since fiber reactive dyes are made to work on natural fibers. Well, he’s been taken lately with 50/50 shirts.

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Printing with found objects

Sometimes it’s just fun to look around the house and start printing with found objects. That’s what I’m doing today.  Clockwise is a potato masher, sponge, Tupperware lids, room keys, pool noodle and toilet paper rolls taped together. They are all sitting on the carpet non slip mat. Here is the first print. I covered…

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Layering Stencils

Today I’m all about layering stencils using fabric paint. If you look at my post about soy wax batik, this is just a continuation of my love of layers. Here are my finished fat quarters of fabric. I love all of the layers. For the top piece, I use the following two stencils. Here is…

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