Spinner Art Revisited

In 2012 I wrote an article on Spinner Art for the June/July issue of Quilting Arts magazine. I also wrote a blog post Here and recorded a video using Sharpies Here.

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Back to the 60s: Tie Dyeing

As most of you who’ve followed my blog, you know I love to dye fabric. However, of that dyeing, I rarely tie dye although often people will mistake my ice dyeing for that craft. However, this past week I’ve been knee deep in tie dyeing for a local Pride service. Here are a few bandanas…

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Muck Dyes Visited

If you are a customer of Dharma Trading, you will see from time-to-time muck dyes for sale. Muck dyes are dyes that they make in limited quantities and can’t be reproduced. They are CHEAP! For these I paid between $4.50 and $5 for 8 oz. Usually these fiber reactive dyes run, depending on color, between…

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Dyeing White-on-White

Even though I’ve been busy with re-entry from vacation, I took time to dye some strips of the white-on-white fabric. I was really happy with the results, and now to decide what colors I’m going to use on these. All of these are 100% cotton except the first piece. For some reason the fuchsia pieces…

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Writing on Fabric

Today I’m writing on fabric and not doing a real good job of it! Several years ago, early on my blogging journey, one of my local readers ran into me at the local Joann’s. She came up to me and asked if I was the one who wrote this blog. I guess I really looked…

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How to: Dyeing Wool Felt

As promised, here is my tutorial on dyeing 100% white wool felt. This would also work with other wool. Here is what you will need: white 100% wool felt fiber reactive dyes dust mask gloves 1/2 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon mixing containers. I used old yogurt containers. hot water salt white vinegar Large enamel, stainless steel…

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Dyeing and Buying Wool

It’s another slippery slope – wool. And it’s all because of Sherrie. If you’d like to see what Sherrie is doing and what got me inspired to go down this path, check out her blog – Sherrie loves color. As I mentioned in my last post, I really enjoyed stitching in Connie’s class this month.…

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June Green Challenge

For the month of June I’ve challenged my Icy Delights students to make a combo with a green and another color. This is a good exercise in seeing how the colors play together, and a great way to find a new favorite combo. Because of how the dye colors split in ice dyeing, you never…

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Sun Printing Tips

I’ve been sun printing now for almost seven years. Since that time I’ve learned a bit about this fun technique so I’m sharing some tips with you today. Check out my other sun printing posts here. The most important thing you need to know about sun printing is that it is all about HEAT, not…

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