Review: Jacquard Solarfast

June is a great time to sun print. In 2014 I was in charge of the June blog posts on the Fire blog. For that month I chose sun printing and asked three other artists to join me in blogging about various ways to sun print. One of them included Jacquard Solarfast, a product I…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Insects

It’s time for another Printed Fabric Bee giveaway! July’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Insects. Jane Davila the queen bee, requested that the 12 x 12 piece could be any color but with a touch of black. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and…

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Sun printing class finally!

After planning and scheduling my sun printing class, it finally happened last Thursday. It all started last summer when the weather would not cooperate. We rescheduled and rescheduled and then just postponed it to this summer. It was suppose to be the previous Thursday, but it rained. Our rain date was Thursday. The weather cooperated…

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March Sun Printing

It’s pretty unheard of around here to sun print in March. However, the sun was out, the wind was calm, and it was 60 degrees so I thought I’d test it. I’ve not had much luck when the temperature is not real warm and the humidity is low. Anyway, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to…

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How to: Scrunched Sun Printing

Well, We’ve come to the end of sun printing time in my neck of the woods. Due to this mild summer there have been a lot of days that I couldn’t get good prints. My sun printed class was rescheduled twice but even the last date, last Thursday, was too cool and no sun. I…

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Printed Fabric Bee Winner!

Congratulations to Bethany Garner of Canada who is the lucky winner of the Inspirational Words set of fabric from The Printed Fabric Bee. Bethany said she has following our group since we started almost a year ago. I can hardly believe it’s been a year! Time sure does fly. Here are all but three of…

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Sun Printing: Textile Paint & Screen Printing Ink

This is an article I posted on the Fire blog in June. I thought I’d repeat it here in case some of you did not see it and are interested in my experiments with sun printing. I’ve done quite a bit of sun printing and am partial to a couple products (Setacolor Transparent and Dye-na-flow).…

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Preserving Botanicals

I really love to sun print, but I don’t like waiting for the ferns to be ready for my projects. I’ll be prepared next Spring and even now when I want to print and don’t want to take the time to forage through the garden. They are all waiting for me because I’ve preserved them!…

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Sun Shibori and more

It was so much fun to get out and sun print this past weekend. I’ve done a lot of sun printing with botanicals, but this time I wanted to try a shibori technique. My friend, Lisa Chin, demonstrated this on her webinar, Creating Prayer Flags with Sun Shibori and Stencils. It’s on sale right now!…

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