How to: Rice Flour Resist

I’ve been working on a talk for the Indiana SAQA group on resists. I had it all finished, and then I ran across an article about rice flour which I’ve never tried, so I had to stop and play.

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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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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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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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More Sun Printing 2021

It continues to be hot and humid, so I got out and did some more sun printing. In this post I wanted to show you that you don’t have to use leaves or other botanicals or even stencils to sun print. If you aren’t familiar with sun printing, check out this previous tutorial. I’m using…

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Finishing the garden flag

I finally finished the garden flag for Dave’s wildflower garden. For making the base flag, check out this post.

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