Author Archives: Lynda

Sun Printing: Textile Paint & Screen Printing Ink

This is an article I posted on the Fire blog in June. I thought I’d repeat it here in case some of you did not see it and are interested in my experiments with sun printing. I’ve done quite a … Continue reading

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Sunday July Roundup

Good Morning all! It’s another lovely day here and I thought I’d post a little Sunday roundup. One of the big things I did this past week was clean out the front part of the garage which I use as … Continue reading

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Folding and Clamping: Itajime

I’ve really enjoyed trying some new (to me) techniques with my dyeing. Itajime, a shibori technique, involves folding fabric and then sandwiching it between two pieces of wood or other material and holding the shapes with clamps. I bought these … Continue reading

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Preserving Botanicals

I really love to sun print, but I don’t like waiting for the ferns to be ready for my projects. I’ll be prepared next Spring and even now when I want to print and don’t want to take the time … Continue reading

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Another Round of Indigo Dyeing

I got out my Indigo dye pot the other day and had another round of indigo dyeing. They came out lovely and I just had to show them to you. This first one is scrunching from left to right. Then … Continue reading

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Sun Shibori and more

It was so much fun to get out and sun print this past weekend. I’ve done a lot of sun printing with botanicals, but this time I wanted to try a shibori technique. My friend, Lisa Chin, demonstrated this on … Continue reading

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Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway #8

It’s time for the Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway! Susan Purney Mark was the queen bee this past month and she chose Industrial as her topic. I really loved this challenge. Industrial to me means lots of buildings, so I cut … Continue reading

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Sewing Bags and More

Before I get to the bags, I’ve been doing a lot of gardening. Harvesting blueberries every day is a such a meditative time for me. If I get up early enough, the dogs in the area are still asleep and … Continue reading

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Photography Scavenger Hunt: First Photos

I mentioned last week that I’ve joined Rinda’s Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt. If you would like more information, check out her post here. Here is the list and I’m marking them off: 1. A sign welcoming people to your home … Continue reading

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Dyeing to be surprised

I absolutely love surprises – that is,  “good” or “happy” surprises. It’s like change. I always have loved change as long as I was making the change. But that’s another story. Let’s talk about my latest dyeing session. This past … Continue reading

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