Using clamshells in dyeing

We bought some persimmons awhile back that came in this interesting clamshell. I just couldn’t put it in the recycle bin. I had to try dyeing with it.

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Spinner Art with Color Magnet

Today I’m on to using my spinner with Jacquard Color Magnet.

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Spinner Art with Thickened Dye

In my last post I showed spinner art with glue as a resist and low immersion dyeing once the glue was dry. In this post, we are going to use the dye in the spinner without a resist.

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Dyeing White-on-White

Even though I’ve been busy with re-entry from vacation, I took time to dye some strips of the white-on-white fabric. I was really happy with the results, and now to decide what colors I’m going to use on these. All of these are 100% cotton except the first piece. For some reason the fuchsia pieces…

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Comparing rope for bowl making

For awhile I’ve been using 3/16 inch all-purpose cotton clothesline rope for making my bowls. Recently I tried 3-ply cotton. For any of you interested in making rope bowls I thought it would be good to show you the difference. At the end of this post is a short video to show you exactly what…

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How to: Dyeing cord

I’ve been loving all of the bowls and coasters I’ve been making. Unlike many of the rope bowls out there, instead of using the cord plain or covering it with fabric, I like to dye it. The above bowl was made with the same three colors as the coasters. Today I want to show you…

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How to: Dry Brush Dyeing

OMG! I am so excited about dry brush dyeing. I could hardly wait to blog about it! I found this technique in Making Your Mark by Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan. This book also includes a video. I absolutely love watching these women create. Of course, there is some prep. The fabric needs to be…

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