Turn Table Dyeing

A year ago my friend Connie gave me her turntable to use for my art. I finally got around to playing with it. I thought it might work like the spinner I played with and even wrote an article in Quilting Arts about this. No, it doesn’t quite work as well because it doesn’t go…

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Dyeing Soy Waxed Fabric

I decided to do a little experiment the other day. First I wanted to show you how I made those circles with a tin I found in a $1 bin at Target. I just had to add this after I received a comment from Jaime. We rarely eat anything or buy anything from a can…

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Ice Dyeing Plus

Since I started ice dyeing back in 2011, I’ve really enjoyed the results from this simple technique. As I’ve continued on this fabric surface design journey, I find I want more texture. In this post I’ll show you three different techniques to add to ice dyeing. Back in February I showed you my ice dyed…

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Soy Wax and Ice Dyeing

Now that you know how to work with soy wax, why not add it to other techniques, specifically ice dyeing? If you’ve never ice dyed, check out my very first tutorial on ice dyeing. Ice dyeing is a bit different with soy wax because the fabric must be dry. The first step is to soda…

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Back To Basics: Soy Wax Batik

This year I’m started a new series of monthly “Back to Basics” posts which will include introductory information on different surface design techniques. I love to teach both through my blog and “live”, and thought these might be helpful for those of you out there who are newbees to surface design or just want to…

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Sewing Bags and More

Before I get to the bags, I’ve been doing a lot of gardening. Harvesting blueberries every day is a such a meditative time for me. If I get up early enough, the dogs in the area are still asleep and it’s so quiet. Dave caught me out there harvesting the other day. I wear white…

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Review: Soy Wax Inspirations DVD

Today I am reviewing the Soy Wax Inspirations DVD by Susan Purney Mark. If you are at all interested in making beautiful fabric using soy wax as a resist, please read on. I have a little experience with soy wax, but only in a class setting.  I took this screen printing class  from my friend…

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Soy Wax Play Time

Last Saturday I spent the day at Making Ends Meet in Shelbyville, Kentucky where Darci McKinnon taught us about soy wax batik. I took a picture of my friend Marilyn’s skillet because of her cool tools. The large spiral one I used on several of my pieces.   Leslie is the owner of Making Ends…

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Screen Printing Day

Saturday I drove a couple hours to take a wonderful screen printing class taught by my friend and artist Kathy Sands. Several months ago I had purchased a screen from Blicks. I’ve been wanting to play with it and this day I really gave it a work out. Kathy took us through everything from mixing…

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