Author Archives: Lynda

Printed Fabric Bee: Geometric Forms

This past month’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Geometric Forms. Gerrie Congdon, the Queen Bee, chose this topic, but left the colors up to us. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is … Continue reading

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Ice Dyeing Plus

Since I started ice dyeing back in 2011, I’ve really enjoyed the results from this simple technique. As I’ve continued on this fabric surface design journey, I find I want more texture. In this post I’ll show you three different … Continue reading

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Rust Dyeing

After seeing some lovely rust-colored fabric I finally tried my hand at rust dyeing. I used this old rusty chain that has been sitting outside the garage for a long time. Every time I have walked by it I thought … Continue reading

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April Sunday Stroll

Oh, how I love Spring! This past week has been pretty exciting here at Happy Acres. Let me take you on a short Sunday stroll. For starters I harvested our first asparagus, which is a week or so earlier than … Continue reading

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Playing with indigo pieces

This past week I was drawn to play with some of my indigo pieces. I wasn’t sure where they were going, but I thought I’d follow the muse. And since my word for this year is completion, I was excited … Continue reading

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Printed Fabric Bee: Molas

This past month’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge was Molas. Julie Basseches Booth, the Queen Bee, chose this topic requesting colors of red, black or other bright colors. Here is the collection of giveaway fabric. See information on the giveaway … Continue reading

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Gelli print fabric cards

I got out my gelli plate last week to play and ended up with a stack full of fabric. If you are not familiar with gelli plate or gelatin printing, check out my posts on this technique HERE. I thought … Continue reading

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March Sun Printing

It’s pretty unheard of around here to sun print in March. However, the sun was out, the wind was calm, and it was 60 degrees so I thought I’d test it. I’ve not had much luck when the temperature is … Continue reading

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Sunday Roundup: March 15

The snow is gone and it looks like spring will be here soon. This past week I spent some time outside weeding and raking – getting a head start on some of my chores. It felt so good to get … Continue reading

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Snow Dyeing 2015

Since it snowed AGAIN I thought I’d do a little snow dyeing. In this session I’m really looking again to see colors split. I talked about and showed colors splitting on this post. I buy mostly “pure” dyes now which … Continue reading

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