Third #Printinktober 2019

We’re now in the third week of #Printinktober.  I decided it was time to play with some of my thermofax screens. Here are all of my prints from this week. All of the thermofax designs are mine except for the two pieces with the handwriting on them.   I’m using Speedball screen printing ink.  …

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May Update

Today is the second day of May and I think it’s finally going to be warm. This Spring has been so wet and cold, that I am so behind on my outside chores. But before I talk about them and other outside stuff, here is some ice dyed fabric that I played with Jacquard deColourant…

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Adding deColourant

Ice dyeing produces some beautiful fabric. However, there are times when even the final result of that process is just not enough. Adding a layer using deColourant can give you the look you want without adding color. If you’re not familiar with deColourant, it is a Jacquard product that removes the color, but is easier…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Geometric Forms

This past month’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Geometric Forms. Gerrie Congdon, the Queen Bee, chose this topic, but left the colors up to us. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and my process. I started with this piece I dyed rust with fiber…

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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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My Five Favorite Things

When I started thinking about this post I had a hard time coming up with just five of my favorite things. But the more I thought about it, I narrowed it down to those items that have really helped me to be creative. So let’s get started. 1. Silhouette Portrait I absolutely love this machine.…

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Removing color with deColorant

Now that the exhibit is up (yeah!) it’s time to get back to playing. Talking about the exhibit, since it’s a study in fabric surface design, my cases in the show display several different techniques. You know I’m all about the process. One of the techniques I showed was discharge using deColorant. If you aren’t…

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Getting Ready For The Exhibit

I feel like I have really been AWOL from here. The reason I’ve been gone is that I have been spending so much time getting ready for our “Colorful Friendship: A Study in Fabric Surface Design” exhibit that will open February 24 at the Krannert Gallery at University of Evansville. Last week I was interviewed…

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Scarf Dye-A-Thon

Several weeks ago I gave my best bud Barb one of my dyed scarves for her birthday. It was one using Color Magnet, not the ice dyed ones I gave away here. She liked it so much that she ordered several for gifts. So for the past week, after receiving some new dyes from Dharma…

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