2021 Iris Parade

I love irises, and if you’ve been following me you know I post them every year as they appear. This year I decided to wait until they all had bloomed so I could put them all in one post. So here are the 24 irises that bloomed this year.

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Firsts and More Colors

I’ve continued on with my low immersion dyeing of my dyes. What has been really challenging is to photograph the browns. They’ve been dyed for a week, but still not able to get a good picture. But that will come.

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Dyeing and More

I’ve been wanting to make a dye sampler book for years, so I can tell exactly how the colors look when low immersion dyed. Some I’ve know, but the majority I have no idea how they will look dyed without ice. I purchased most of my dyes (fiber reactive dyes) so students of my Icy…

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My New Design Board

I’ve been thinking about a design board for awhile. I have a small one – 16 x 16 – I bought years ago, and it never was big enough even though I work pretty small. So in my email box comes a blog post from Alana Craft about making my own design board. Well, I…

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Irises and Inspiration

Today I am talking about irises and inspiration. A little about my history with the irises here. The spring after we moved in we discovered irises blooming in several places. It wasn’t just a couple different irises, but lots of different ones. The original owner (before the people we purchased this house from) must have…

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Muck Dyes Visited

If you are a customer of Dharma Trading, you will see from time-to-time muck dyes for sale. Muck dyes are dyes that they make in limited quantities and can’t be reproduced. They are CHEAP! For these I paid between $4.50 and $5 for 8 oz. Usually these fiber reactive dyes run, depending on color, between…

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