Author Archives: Lynda

Monday This And That

Good Morning! I was hoping I’d have a new tutorial ready for you today. I had ordered a tool I needed to complete it, but it was damaged in the mail.  However, I found out that our local Joann’s store … Continue reading

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Sewing little bags

I have this love-hate relationship with sewing. Really, I’ve always thought of myself as sewing-challenged. Maybe not anymore. My mother was a wonderful seamstress. She made most of my clothes. She made my sister’s clothes too. Often they would be … Continue reading

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Dyeing scarves with silk ties revisited

Last year I wrote this post on dyeing silk scarves with silk ties. I thought it was time for an update especially since I was going to be demonstrating the technique on one of our local television stations. Here I … Continue reading

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Indigo Play Date

Two years ago I taught an indigo dyeing class. Connie wasn’t able to attend that class so we decided one of these days we’d have our own indigo play date. This week we finally got together and played. Here is … Continue reading

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Ice, Paint, and Water

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s almost September? This summer has really flown by. Last week I spent a little bit of my time ice dyeing. When I showed Dave this piece he asked if he could have a shirt. … Continue reading

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Sunday Roundup

Happy Sunday! Here’s a Sunday roundup of what has been going on here this past week. I’m teaching my Wind Wishes: Inspirational Flags class this week at Gilda’s Club so I’ve been preparing for this fun class which involved cutting … Continue reading

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Tub Dyeing with Wonder Washer

When I’m not ice dyeing, I usually low immersion dye which often produces uneven color which I love. Here is an old blog post on low immersion. However, there are times when I want uniform or solid color. For those … Continue reading

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How To: Cloth Dolls

This is another one of those projects I’ve been wanting to make for quite awhile – cloth dolls. What a great way to use up some of my fabric stash! I came upon a video from Barb Owen and it … Continue reading

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Painted Zippered Bag Class

We had so much fun yesterday at my Painted Zippered Bag class. They created some lovely bags. Unfortunately, I didn’t get pictures of all of the completed bags. They were amazing! Here are some pictures from the class. The classroom … Continue reading

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Dyeing with Blackberries

Lots of harvesting going on here and that means I need to inventory and clean out the freezers. I meant to do this earlier in the summer when the produce was still in the garden, but I just didn’t make … Continue reading

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