Printing on Cotton Lawn

I must tell you that I had no idea how much I would love printing on cotton lawn! What is cotton lawn? It’s a wonderful, somewhat sheer cotton fabric that is softer than quilting cotton, but sews up just as easy! It is used for summer clothing. I saw a tutorial on Designmatterstv, where Laura…

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Muck Dyes Visited

If you are a customer of Dharma Trading, you will see from time-to-time muck dyes for sale. Muck dyes are dyes that they make in limited quantities and can’t be reproduced. They are CHEAP! For these I paid between $4.50 and $5 for 8 oz. Usually these fiber reactive dyes run, depending on color, between…

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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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Low Immersion Dyeing

I won “The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art” by Susan Stein quite a while back from Lindsey on the Craftside blog. The book includes over 40 techniques with wonderful step-by-step pictures and clear instructions. While planning my dyeing day a couple weeks ago I looked through this book to see what sounded like fun.…

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