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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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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Feb/March Challenge Week 4

Here we are at week 4 of the Feb/Challenge. We got some snow so I decided to do a little snow dyeing. It’s been years! Here is my favorite of the two shirts I dyed. This was using Kingfisher Blue. I’m looking forward to wearing it this summer.

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Now what?

I used to write goals. I used to pick a word for the year. I don’t want to do either this year. But I do want to get some things done. Maybe I need a list. So I’m asking myself, it’s 2021 – now what?

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Flour Resist Revisited

It’s been two years since I played with flour resist. With all of the sun and heat, I thought this would be the perfect time to revisit this technique. If you’d like to read the 2018 tutorial, you can find it HERE.

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Finishing rope coasters

Several years ago I made a whole bunch of coasters to give away at one of my women’s group Christmas party. Everyone liked them. I felt like Oprah – you get one, and you get one, and you get one!

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