How to: Scrunched Sun Printing

Well, We’ve come to the end of sun printing time in my neck of the woods. Due to this mild summer there have been a lot of days that I couldn’t get good prints. My sun printed class was rescheduled twice but even the last date, last Thursday, was too cool and no sun. I…

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Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway #9

Giveaway Closed – Bethany Garner of Canada was our winner It’s time for the Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway! I was so excited to be the Queen Bee this month. For my challenge I’ve asked for my piece to be 8 x 18 and it’s all about INSPIRATIONAL WORDS. For those of you who don’t know…

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Mounting a fabric print

I am really trying to make something of the fabric I create. Just like the journal covers I posted about on Saturday, it’s hard for me to cut into my fabric, but I’m pushing through that. Here is my finished mounted on canvas gelatin plate piece made in this gelatin printing post. When I was…

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Gelatin Printing: Using preserved botanicals

Well, I finally got around to using those preserved botanicals – the ferns – the other day with my Gelli Arts Gel printing plate. And the jury is in – the ferns worked perfect, and I was able to put them back in the box for another session later. However, I did find that the…

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Dyeing to be surprised

I absolutely love surprises – that is,  “good” or “happy” surprises. It’s like change. I always have loved change as long as I was making the change. But that’s another story. Let’s talk about my latest dyeing session. This past Saturday I was looking for a specific pink for a project I’m working on. And…

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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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Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway #2

Happy, Happy New Year! If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’m part of The Printed Fabric Bee, a group of fabric artists. Every month we make a piece of fabric for one of the members, but also make an additional 6 x 6 inch piece to be given away. Here is the…

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Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer

I used to love to run,  even completed several half marathons, but my running days are over. However, here is a way to compete in a 5K from the comfort of my chair, with all proceeds going to fight cancer. Just by participating puts you in the “running” for some really great prizes. Mark your…

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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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