Spinner Art with Glue and Spray Dye

In the first of the Spinner Art series I used glue as a resist and low immersion dyed. In this post I’m talking about using the glue, but spraying the dye on the fabric.

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Leaf Printing Revisited

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been spending a lot of time weeding and mulching. When I finish weeding I take all of the weeds down to the bottom of our property which is a wooded area. On the edge of the “bottoms” are several sassafras trees. Every time I take loads down there I admire…

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How to: Felt Bookmarks

Happy New Year! I thought I’d start out the year with a tutorial on how to make these felt bookmarks. For the Girls Night Out group Christmas party I made everyone a felt bookmark. My goal was to highlight my ice dyed fabrics (and a piece of stamped fabric). I used my Scan N Cut…

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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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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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