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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Sun Printing: Dye-Na-Flow vs Setacolors

I’ve been sun printing for years, and my go-to paint has always been Setacolors Lights. I decided last week to experiment again, and do a comparison with it and Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow. You can check out my other sun printing posts here.

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Making an outdoor garden flag

Dave was looking through the shed recently, and found an old flag holder. At one time it had a flag, but it has long since bit the dust! He placed it in the wildflower garden, and then asked me to make a flag for it. Here is how it looks right now, before I’ve added…

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Two New Tools

I’m always on the lookout to find tools that make my art easier. This first one really helped me in completing a few of the small quilts I’ve been making for the SAQA Collaborative project.

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Dyeing White on White/ Black on White

I haven’t purchased much commercial fabric since I really enjoy dyeing, but when I’m in a fabric store I always check out the white on white and black on white fabric. These are pretty as is, but I like them much better with color. Since I’m into turquoise, I dyed these pieces with that color…

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Trying to Dye Lace

Over the years I’ve bought lace. Some came from a variety of stores (one specifically in Hawaii) and thrift stores. My idea of buying lace was to use it as a stencil. See my tutorial here about that. That was fun, but I also wanted to dye it. I assumed in the beginning of my…

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Old Liquid Dyes

Since I’ve been dyeing quite a bit I’ve had several readers contact me about how long they can keep dye water. I just happen to have several bottles that have been sitting in my studio in the garage for almost a year. You might notice that the bottle on the right says yellow, but it’s…

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