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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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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How to: Low Immersion Dyeing

When I first started dyeing years ago I posted about low immersion dyeing. Since that time I’ve learned a lot and decided to share how I now do this type of dyeing. Also, I had several readers email me asking about low immersion. Like other dyeing, there are lots of ways to do this. Mine…

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Printing on Cotton Lawn

I must tell you that I had no idea how much I would love printing on cotton lawn! What is cotton lawn? It’s a wonderful, somewhat sheer cotton fabric that is softer than quilting cotton, but sews up just as easy! It is used for summer clothing. I saw a tutorial on Designmatterstv, where Laura…

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Spinner Art using a Turntable

Let’s now change gears a bit and make spinner art using a turntable.

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Spinner Art with Soy Wax and Thickened Dye

I absolutely love playing with soy wax. Today we’re talking about using the Hasbro Spin-Art machine with soy wax and thickened dye.

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