Review: Fabric Printing at Home

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a new book, Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects by Julie B. Booth.   Here is the description from the Quarry Books, the publisher: You don’t have to be a fashion designer to create your own amazing fabrics! Fabric…

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Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway #10

With this giveaway, we at the Printed Fabric Bee are completing our first year! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. For me it has been a great experience to stretch myself – to force myself to use different colors and work with the monthly themes. As the months have passed I’ve seen my…

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The Printed Fabric Bee

  Good Monday Morning! I am so excited to share with you a new project I will be involved with for the next 12 months. Lynn Krawczyk and Lisa Chin created this group and invited me to be part of this project with nine other fabric artists. The Printed Fabric Bee is a printed fabric…

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My very own thermofax screen play

Wow! I finally have my very own designs on thermofax screens. The images for thermofax screens need to be high resolution black and white jpgs or pdfs. For the top print I used spools that I stamped with paint. I didn’t want the spools to be perfect so I chose those images that were missing…

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Sun Printed Apron

Yesterday I played again in the sun with Setacolor Transparent Paints and Crafters Workshop stencils. I pinned this easy adjustable apron tutorial several months ago. See the directions on Purl Bee here. I made this apron out of canvas drop cloth. Here is what it looked like after I sewed it. Okay but it needed…

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Giveaway: Quilting Arts Mag

CONGRATULATIONS TO PAT AND ALI – WINNERS OF THIS GIVEAWAY As I wrote in this post, I was published in the June/July 2012 issue of Quilting Arts. Because I wrote for this issue, I received a couple copies.  I subscribe so I don’t need all of these extras. I’m giving one of them away to…

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More Sun Printed Fabric

Last weekend, in addition to those handkerchiefs, I also sun printed some fabric. This is so much fun and so easy! I used muslin yardage for this project, but you could also use most any piece of clothing you have in your closet. These paints work on all natural and “most” synthetic fabrics. Setacolor Transparent…

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Setacolored handkerchiefs

On Monday I spent the afternoon dyeing and sun printing material. We continue to decrease our use of paper products. I’ve been thinking about all of the kleenex I use after maybe one nose wipe. I have been buying old linens from thrift stores which have included some really beautiful handkerchiefs, but they are usually…

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