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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June: Sun Printing Month & More

What better way to welcome the summer than to devote a whole month to sun printing. This month I’m in charge of the posts on Andthenwesetitonfire blog and we’ll be posting over there about this fun and easy surface design technique. Three talented artists, LuAnn Kessi, Robbie Payne, and Sue Andrus, will be joining me,…

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Sunday RoundUp: March 23

The weeks have been flying by and I’ve been getting lots accomplished, but I haven’t had the time to post. Dave has been busy on his blog posting about gardening, but he also added my recipe for Spinach Pie. I’ve been making this for years and as I told him, I have no idea where…

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The Best of 2013

I love to look back each year and see what I’ve accomplished. Part of my review is to look at what interested you. The top five 2013 posts using Pinterest and blog traffic were the following:     The Pinterest crowd continues to pin our soap recipes. The Coconut Cocoa Coconut Milk Soap was a…

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New Creative Opportunities

Recently I was invited to be a resident artists on the And the we set it on fire blog. This is really an honor for me as they are a great group of artists, and I absolutely love the blog. This is a great creative opportunity for me. However, there also are some great new…

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