Author Archives: Lynda

Printed Fabric Bee: Vintage

June’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Vintage. Lynn Krawczyk, the queen bee, requested that the 8 x 18 piece could be any color except pink. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is … Continue reading

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Spray dyeing with Tulip

This post is brought to you by iLoveToCreate and Blueprint Social. The opinions are my own. My spray dyed shirt and bandanas are part of the Tie Dye Your Summer  campaign. Nothing reminds me of summer more than picnics and cookouts. … Continue reading

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Sun printing class finally!

After planning and scheduling my sun printing class, it finally happened last Thursday. It all started last summer when the weather would not cooperate. We rescheduled and rescheduled and then just postponed it to this summer. It was suppose to … Continue reading

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Dyeing for baby

My hairdresser is having a baby and what better way to celebrate than to dye her a couple baby things. I bought a baby blanket from Dharma Trading but after dyeing, it has pilled something terrible. Even after combing and … Continue reading

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Cooking up a storm

As most of you know, Dave is really the cook in our family. After several years of me just cooking every once in awhile, we decided to share the task. Now we alternate cooking every two weeks. Since we rarely … Continue reading

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Overdyeing Indigo

I don’t know about you, but I love indigo. However, I wanted to spice up some of my previously-dyed indigo pieces with some overdyeing. I tore each piece and just dyed half of it so I could see the difference. … Continue reading

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Printed Fabric Bee: Found Object Marks

This past month’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Found Object Marks. Leslie Jenison the Queen Bee, chose this topic, requesting neutrals with a pop of color on an 8 x 18 piece of fabric. Before I show you the … Continue reading

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Lots of color

So much color around here right now. Even with all of the gardening I did squeeze a little dyeing in the last week or so. I started by dyeing another color wheel. This one is with bright dyes as opposed … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Using fabric as stencils

If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know I love stencils. I love all kinds of stencils, but I’ve really been interested lately in “fabric stencils.” Since I’ve had a couple of you email me about these stencils that … Continue reading

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Blue and Gray

Today is all about blue and gray. I was trying to find colors that would make a nice sun pattern on pillowcases.  I also wanted to play on silk and vintage napkins. I was dyeing with Celerean Blue, Nickel, and … Continue reading

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