Indigo Dyeing Session at East

This past Wednesday Teresa at East Branch Library held an Indigo dyeing class. Teresa had gone with me to an indigo dyeing class at the Carnegie Center last September and like me, fell in love with Indigo. She scheduled this class and we’ve all been eagerly waiting for the day to come. We’ve had so…

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Saturday snapshots from my studio

Happy Saturday! Just a quick post to give you a peak at some of the projects I’m working on right now. No beauty shots – just quick photos of my mess. And my helpers. Thanks for dropping by.

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Sunday Roundup: December 22

Can you believe December is almost over? I sure can’t.  Just a short Sunday roundup of what’s been going on here this past week. I made a couple of batches of biscotti, but decided on the pizzelles for the cookie exchange. I’ve also been dyeing quite a bit and have decided I need to be…

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Snow Dyeing: Seeing Colors Split

Yesterday I shared with you some snow dyeing where I used two dye colors. Now to show you how one dye splits into lots of colors. For the following projects I used Dharma #154 Brushed Steel. When I used it in low immersion dyeing, this is the color I got. It’s pretty much what I…

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Snow dyeing revisited

It’s been almost three years since I snow dyed which propelled me into this dyeing and surface design addiction. Then this past week it snowed and it was time to get out the dyes and revisit this process. This was the first of three snow dyeing sessions.   I first dyed a couple shirts. One…

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Daren’s Indigo Dyeing Class

On Saturday I attended Daren Redman’s Indigo Dyeing Class at Carnegie Center for the Arts & History in New Albany, Indiana. First of all I have to mention that I really love this beautiful place with plenty of room for exhibits and classes. I stopped by there in June to see the Form not Function…

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Sunday Round Up

It’s been another busy week with nothing really artsy to show you. I did mix up some dyes and dyed some fabric which I’m really excited about, but can’t show you quite yet. (Yes, my muse returned!) Otherwise I made ketchup. Here is the recipe. I also made this tuna casserole from scratch (no canned…

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How to Dye Fabric with Ice Webinar

I’m so excited to be teaming up with Interweave to offer you a webinar on How to Dye Fabric with Ice: A fun & easy surface design technique on Tuesday, July 2 at 1 p.m. ET. A webinar is a live online seminar.  You don’t need any fancy equipment to attend, just access to the…

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Dyeing Vintage Napkins

I’m always on the lookout for linens when I’m out thrift shopping. I’m really attracted to the  damask pattern which are usually white. They remind me of home. On special occasions Mom would get out the iron, starch up one of her tablecloths, and drape it on the dining room table. For some reason I…

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