Lacy Leaves

I’m a bit obsessed with leaves and trying out different techniques, and today it’s making lacy leaves. I found this book recently which encouraged me to try this techniques with leaves. Her work is lovely and pretty amazing. To make these leaves we are stitching on water soluble stabilizer. This is Vilene, a heavier stabilizer…

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How To: Printing fabric using stencils as printing plates

In my last post I printed on tags using stencils as printing plates. Today we are printing on fabric. I’m again using Joggles 9 x 12 stencils.

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Scrappy Scarf

Years ago I tried this scrappy scarf technique. Back then I had very little fabric and ended up using threads, ribbons, and yarns to make a small piece of fabric. Now that I have lots of fabric scraps, I wanted to make a regular size scarf! It starts with a water soluble stablizer (I used…

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How to: Flour Resist with Paint

In this post I’m talking about flour resist with paint. Most of the steps are the same as with dye except there is no fabric prep. Please check out this post for step-by-step instructions. Add a little water to your fabric paint. After crunching the dry flour paste covered fabric, paint over it. Here is…

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Spinner Art using a Turntable

Let’s now change gears a bit and make spinner art using a turntable.

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Spinner Art with Jacquard Water Based Resist

For this post I’m using Jacquard Water Based Resist with my spinner art. I really like using this product and unlike glue it is so easy to wash out of the fabric.

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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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