Author Archives: Lynda

Inspiration from books

Have you ever read a book you didn’t want to finish? I’m not talking about ones you hate. I’m talking about a book that is so wonderful you can only devour in small bites, savoring each page. I bought this … Continue reading

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Review: Fabric Printing at Home

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a new book, Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects by Julie B. Booth.   Here is the description from the Quarry Books, the publisher: … Continue reading

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Creating my own color palettes

I’ve been wanting to come up with my own color palettes made by mixing pure dyes. For those of you not familiar with pure dyes, they are single-hue dyes that are not made by mixing other colors. There are 14 … Continue reading

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Off to the Open House

Last week I took some of my scarves, napkins, and hankies over to Sherry Wilkerson’s Studio 4905 in Henderson, Kentucky. And here is how they look at Studio 4905. In addition to my fabric art, Sherry has lots of pottery, … Continue reading

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Printed Fabric Bee: Science Giveaway

Well, this starts a new year for The Printed Fabric Bee Challenge. Jackie Lams was the October queen. Her theme was Science and she requested no pastels. Here is my final piece for her. I thought long and hard about … Continue reading

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Sunday Colors: October 26

What lovely weather we’ve had the past couple of days. I really love this time of the year and all of the color. I worked out in one of the shade area yesterday mulching and getting it ready for the … Continue reading

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Around the World Blog Hop

Artists from around the world are participating in the Around the World Blog Hop. My talented friend Lisa Chin asked me to participate and I was happy and honored to be asked. Before I answer the four questions, I just … Continue reading

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Using Cleanline resist

I have been hunting for a good water soluble resist. I’ve used blue school glue and it works fine, but I wanted something a bit thinner. I have tried several bottles of Jacquard resist and have not been happy at … Continue reading

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Indigo Dyeing Class

The weather cooperated last Thursday for my indigo dyeing class at Sherry’s Studio 4905 in Henderson Kentucky. At the start of the week it looked like we might have storms that would cancel our outdoor play. Since the class would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gelli Plate Printing

I received this book from the publisher right before we left for vacation. After a quick scan that day, I looked forward to reading and reviewing it. Gelli Plate Printing (mixed media monoprinting without a press) is written by Joan … Continue reading

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