Temperature Wall Hanging

Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time is to make a temperature wall hanging. Temperature quilts, if you aren’t familiar with them, are made to track the temps of a specific time period. Usually they are for a year. They are a great way to see visually how temperatures have changed. If you…

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Getting back into the swing

I’ve really struggled the last couple months with some health issues that have really kept me down – nothing major except not being able to sleep, talk, or eat without coughing my head off. Well, it looks like I’m on the mend, and I’m back to my art.

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Dyeing Scraps

Last week I visited my friend Dawn, who is a local artist. Dawn loves to work with scraps. She had told me awhile back that she had some scraps for me to dye for both of us. Of course, I wasn’t expecting it to be three large bags!

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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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Firsts and More Colors

I’ve continued on with my low immersion dyeing of my dyes. What has been really challenging is to photograph the browns. They’ve been dyed for a week, but still not able to get a good picture. But that will come.

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Dyeing and More

I’ve been wanting to make a dye sampler book for years, so I can tell exactly how the colors look when low immersion dyed. Some I’ve know, but the majority I have no idea how they will look dyed without ice. I purchased most of my dyes (fiber reactive dyes) so students of my Icy…

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