Raven cloth dolls

I was cleaning my computer desktop the other day and ran across a pdf from Interweave about making art dolls. It’s a compilation of past articles in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. Here is a link to the download.

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Soy Wax Batik and Fashion Spray

Today I wanted to show your my results with soy wax and Marabu Fashion Spray. In the past I’ve used Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow and fiber reactive dyes with this technique (and they work great!), but I wanted to see how well these sprays would hold up. If you’d like to see how I used these sprays…

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Seeing with new eyes

I decided this past weekend to go through my scrap container, and I was amazed at what was in there. There were pieces of my art journey from the very start – many that I had forgotten about. The majority of pieces in the container were either practice pieces for the final “glamour” shot, failed…

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Sewing Hawaiian Fabric

One of my goals this year is to start sewing Hawaiian fabric I’ve purchased. Here are my first projects this week: Three years ago I wrote a tutorial on making potholders out of recycled fabric. Here is the link. However, unlike the potholders I made back then, I am using Insul-Bright inside instead of towel.…

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Dyeing and Buying Wool

It’s another slippery slope – wool. And it’s all because of Sherrie. If you’d like to see what Sherrie is doing and what got me inspired to go down this path, check out her blog – Sherrie loves color. As I mentioned in my last post, I really enjoyed stitching in Connie’s class this month.…

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How To: Toilet paper tube bird feeder

I was meeting with my friend Martha and her daughter Jillian this week and I wanted a fun easy activity we could do together. I thought a toilet paper tube bird feeder would be perfect and would feed our birds. Here is what you need: peanut butter and knife toilet paper tubes (or paper towel…

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How to: Repurposed T-shirt Scarf

This is such an easy way to repurpose a that t-shirt your still love but doesn’t fit. I did this with a store-bought shirt several years ago and received so many compliments. Now to use one of my ice-dyed shirts to create a lovely scarf. I ice dyed this shirt for Dave awhile back. The…

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Dyeing scarves with silk ties revisited

Last year I wrote this post on dyeing silk scarves with silk ties. I thought it was time for an update especially since I was going to be demonstrating the technique on one of our local television stations. Here I am on the set of the WEHT Local Lifestyles with Ange, the host, yesterday before…

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Tub Dyeing with Wonder Washer

When I’m not ice dyeing, I usually low immersion dye which often produces uneven color which I love. Here is an old blog post on low immersion. However, there are times when I want uniform or solid color. For those of you not familiar with dyeing, the best way to get uniform color is tub…

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