Paducah Quilt Week

Last week, I took off a couple days and drove down to the Paducah Quilt Week. In addition to looking at all of the beautiful quilts and talking to vendors, I took two classes from Susie Monday. Before I show you some of my favorites of the quilts, I wanted to tell you about my…

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How to: Dendritic Mono Printing

I happened across Dendritic mono printing on paper awhile back and decided to try it on fabric. If you’re not familiar with the word dendritic, it means having a branched form resembling a tree. This is really an easy technique that provides backgrounds that look like branches. Here is how it’s done. I start with…

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My New Design Board

I’ve been thinking about a design board for awhile. I have a small one – 16 x 16 – I bought years ago, and it never was big enough even though I work pretty small. So in my email box comes a blog post from Alana Craft about making my own design board. Well, I…

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Leaf Printing Revisited

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been spending a lot of time weeding and mulching. When I finish weeding I take all of the weeds down to the bottom of our property which is a wooded area. On the edge of the “bottoms” are several sassafras trees. Every time I take loads down there I admire…

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Resists with Colorhue Dyes

If you want to add color to silk easy and fast, Colorhue dyes are the way to go. Today I’m showing resists with Colorhue dyes. I’m using two different resists in this post. The first one is Jacquard Water-Based Resist. If you had trouble in the past with their resists, this is the new formula…

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Dyeing with sari silk

I bought sari silk awhile back and really haven’t done much with it. Cleaning out my old email the other day I came across an August email from my online friend Leann (check out her blog here)¬† where she asked if I ever tried dyeing with sari silk. What a great idea to do on…

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Easy Silk Dyeing Class Open

My Easy Silk Dyeing online class is now open for registration and it’s on sale! This class is modeled after the local classes I teach using silk scarves. However, you don’t have to dye scarves. Any silk will do. What is great about this class is that it is EASY and FAST! I designed this…

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