Creating Bamboo Heaven

I’m working on a couple more art pieces to submit to another local show. This show is called Art Squared, so all work needs to be squared.That didn’t seem too difficult of a challenge, so thought I’d make a couple pieces. I found this soy wax fabric in my stash that I’ve been wanting to…

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Soy Wax Batik and Fashion Spray

Today I wanted to show your my results with soy wax and Marabu Fashion Spray. In the past I’ve used Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow and fiber reactive dyes with this technique (and they work great!), but I wanted to see how well these sprays would hold up. If you’d like to see how I used these sprays…

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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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Paducah Inspiration

A couple weeks ago when I drove to Paducah, Kentucky to pick up my new Juki, I stopped by Hancock’s for some Paducah inspiration. I spent almost two hours just looking at all of the beautiful fabric. What I found and brought home were pictures that have inspired me. Here are just a few that are…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Ice Dyeing With Soy Wax

This is the second in my series this month on using resists with ice dyeing. This is also posted on The Printed Fabric Bee blog. As I mentioned in the first post, I’ve been ice dyeing since 2011 and have really loved the surprises from this fun dyeing technique. But as I’ve grown as an…

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Best of 2015 Tutorials

As we end another year, I am again looking back on my favorite tutorials, or what I consider my best of 2015.  I hope you liked them. If you missed them, here are the links. I started the year with a soy wax batik tutorial on my Back-to-Basics video series.  LINK Dyeing with ties was…

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Giveaway: Current Quilting Arts issue I’m in!

Congratulations to Beverly in Utah and Laurie in California. I’ll be mailing out your QA issues next week! Dave and I just returned from a wonderful week in Colorado. I’m anxious to tell you about it and some of what inspired me while there, but while I was gone the new issue of Quilting Arts…

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