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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How To: Foam Stamps

I vaguely remember making foam stamps years ago and I was not happy with the results. However, after more experimenting I think I may have a new love. Working on fabric is a bit different than stamping on paper. Also, if you have a electronic cutter, you can also cut some of these stamps out…

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How To: Reverse Applique

I’ve wanted to try reverse applique for quite a long time. I’ve also been looking for ways to use my ice dyed stash. Here is my tutorial on this fun and easy technique. Supplies: Three pieces of fabric: top, one that will show, and backing batting fusible web fabric marking pen scissors iron sewing machine…

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How To: Toilet paper tube bird feeder

I was meeting with my friend Martha and her daughter Jillian this week and I wanted a fun easy activity we could do together. I thought a toilet paper tube bird feeder would be perfect and would feed our birds. Here is what you need: peanut butter and knife toilet paper tubes (or paper towel…

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How to: Playing Cards Case

Here is what I made with my painted canvas – a playing cards case. Of course, I could have made a variety of other things with this painted canvas including, but not limited to, journal covers, zip purses, and wall hangings. However, the reason for choosing a playing cards case, is that on vacation Dave…

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How To: Printing With Leaves

Nothing reminds me more of Fall than leaves. Five years ago I wrote a post on using watercolors with the leaves on paper. You can check that post out here. But today we’re talking about printing with leaves on fabric with Jacquard Textile Paints. There is a short video at the bottom of the post.…

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New favorite tool: DIY Foam Daubers

In the past, for stenciling I have really loved to use stencil brushes. I’ve also tried a variety of sponges, but was never happy with the delivery of paint on the fabric until I met the DIY foam daubers. I have been so excited with these that I had to share them with you. Let…

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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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How To: Cloth Dolls

This is another one of those projects I’ve been wanting to make for quite awhile – cloth dolls. What a great way to use up some of my fabric stash! I came upon a video from Barb Owen and it was time for me to play! Barb reminds me of  Carole Duvall. Do you remember…

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