Author Archives: Lynda

Playing with Dyed Silk

I taught a couple more Easy and Fun Silk Scarf Dyeing classes this month. In these classes students practice on a piece of silk before they actually dye their scarves. In the past I’ve suggested making cards with those scraps. … Continue reading

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Ice Dyed Parfait Revisited

In 2012  I tried the ice dyed parfait technique and even though I liked my results, they were way too dark and I felt I was a bit out of control. A couple years later I tried it again only … Continue reading

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Harvesting Lavender 2016

This year has turned out to be a great year for our lavender. I thought I’d take you through the process of harvesting and then show how we have used our lavenders in the past. Here are the plants before … Continue reading

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Review: Jacquard Solarfast

June is a great time to sun print. In 2014 I was in charge of the June blog posts on the Fire blog. For that month I chose sun printing and asked three other artists to join me in blogging … Continue reading

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Eco Printing With Jacqueline

It’s funny how I swore at the beginning of the year that I would not be dragged into another art form. But then I got an email from Jacqueline Sullivan about her Eco Print Retreat “Exploring Nature’s Patterns” and my … Continue reading

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June this and that

It’s such a busy time around here with gardening and all. This year I met one of my goals – to have the asparagus bed and the shade garden done before June 1. This was a first and pretty exciting. … Continue reading

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Remembering – Happy Memorial Day

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Making Bridges and Prayer Flags

I bought my Scan and Cut last year and haven’t really used it like I was hoping I would. It seems to have a higher learning curve than my Silhouette. I wanted to make some prayer flags this last week … Continue reading

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Hitting The Wall

Do you have those days when you just have trouble creating? That’s how it’s been for me this week. It seems like I keep hitting the wall. You know that wall, that one that keeps your idea in your head … Continue reading

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More Dyeing and Irises

Since launching my online class, Icy Delights, I have been trying to catch up with what I wanted and needed to do and had put off while getting that class ready. Unfortunately, it has rained a lot so I’ve not … Continue reading

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