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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Spinner Art Revisited

In 2012 I wrote an article on Spinner Art for the June/July issue of Quilting Arts magazine. I also wrote a blog post Here and recorded a video using Sharpies Here.

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Back to the 60s: Tie Dyeing

As most of you who’ve followed my blog, you know I love to dye fabric. However, of that dyeing, I rarely tie dye although often people will mistake my ice dyeing for that craft. However, this past week I’ve been knee deep in tie dyeing for a local Pride service. Here are a few bandanas…

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Writing on Fabric

Today I’m writing on fabric and not doing a real good job of it! Several years ago, early on my blogging journey, one of my local readers ran into me at the local Joann’s. She came up to me and asked if I was the one who wrote this blog. I guess I really looked…

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How to: Dyeing Wool Felt

As promised, here is my tutorial on dyeing 100% white wool felt. This would also work with other wool. Here is what you will need: white 100% wool felt fiber reactive dyes dust mask gloves 1/2 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon mixing containers. I used old yogurt containers. hot water salt white vinegar Large enamel, stainless steel…

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June Green Challenge

For the month of June I’ve challenged my Icy Delights students to make a combo with a green and another color. This is a good exercise in seeing how the colors play together, and a great way to find a new favorite combo. Because of how the dye colors split in ice dyeing, you never…

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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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Tub Dyeing with Wonder Washer

When I’m not ice dyeing, I usually low immersion dye which often produces uneven color which I love. Here is an old blog post on low immersion. However, there are times when I want uniform or solid color. For those of you not familiar with dyeing, the best way to get uniform color is tub…

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