Dyeing cotton vs 50/50

I really like dyeing t-shirts for Dave. He knows to buy 100% cotton ones since fiber reactive dyes are made to work on natural fibers. Well, he’s been taken lately with 50/50 shirts.

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Printing with found objects

Sometimes it’s just fun to look around the house and start printing with found objects. That’s what I’m doing today.¬† Clockwise is a potato masher, sponge, Tupperware lids, room keys, pool noodle and toilet paper rolls taped together. They are all sitting on the carpet non slip mat. Here is the first print. I covered…

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Layering Stencils

Today I’m all about layering stencils using fabric paint. If you look at my post about soy wax batik, this is just a continuation of my love of layers. Here are my finished fat quarters of fabric. I love all of the layers. For the top piece, I use the following two stencils. Here is…

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Printing with Ken’s Kumiko Stamps

I have been so excited to show you Ken’s Kumiko stamps he made for me, and how they look printed on fabric. Recently I went to pick up my friend Barbara for our weekly coffee date. Before we left her house we stopped in her husband Ken’s workshop to see what he was making. He…

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How to: Low Immersion Dyeing

When I first started dyeing years ago I posted about low immersion dyeing. Since that time I’ve learned a lot and decided to share how I now do this type of dyeing. Also, I had several readers email me asking about low immersion. Like other dyeing, there are lots of ways to do this. Mine…

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Saturday’s Art Workshop

I was so fortunate to be asked to be part of an art workshop last Saturday. The Fashion Art Design Collective: the fiber series took place at the Sauced Ballroom in downtown Evansville. There were four of us who taught mini-workshops. We started off the day with introductions, and a little bit about us. No…

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February 2019: Around Here

So what’s been going on around here this month? For Valentine’s Day I again made Dave a card. And since I’m back to hand stitching, I made this which reminds me of the string art from my childhood days. Do you remember doing that?

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