Author Archives: Lynda

Lots of Dyed Silk

You know I love fabric and surface design, but I’ve always gravitated toward cotton. Really, to tell you the truth, I have been scared to death of silk. It’s such a lovely fiber, but I’ve been so afraid I’d mess … Continue reading

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How to: Scrunched Sun Printing

Well, We’ve come to the end of sun printing time in my neck of the woods. Due to this mild summer there have been a lot of days that I couldn’t get good prints. My sun printed class was rescheduled … Continue reading

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Printed Fabric Bee Winner!

Congratulations to Bethany Garner of Canada who is the lucky winner of the Inspirational Words set of fabric from The Printed Fabric Bee. Bethany said she has following our group since we started almost a year ago. I can hardly … Continue reading

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How to: sewing mini journal covers

I’ve been making small lately. One of the fun things has been sewing mini journal covers. They cover mini composition notebooks, just perfect for your pocket or purse. The first one I made when figuring out the measurements turned out … Continue reading

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Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway #9

Giveaway Closed – Bethany Garner of Canada was our winner It’s time for the Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway! I was so excited to be the Queen Bee this month. For my challenge I’ve asked for my piece to be 8 … Continue reading

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Mounting a fabric print

I am really trying to make something of the fabric I create. Just like the journal covers I posted about on Saturday, it’s hard for me to cut into my fabric, but I’m pushing through that. Here is my finished … Continue reading

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Summer sewing and dyeing

I have been keeping busy this summer with gardening and all, but I also have been really getting into sewing. I had mentioned earlier that I was making some journal covers for Chemo Buddies, a local not-for-profit using fabric that … Continue reading

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Round Gelatin Prints

Yesterday I showed you my “new” round permanent gelatin printing plate remelted from the one I made in December. If you missed that post, here is the link to the recipe to make your own. So today I wanted to … Continue reading

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Homemade Permanent Gelatin Plate

First of all, I want to say I absolutely love my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and I use it a lot. However, last year when I saw this video by The Frugal Crafter on how to make a permanent … Continue reading

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Gelatin Printing: Using preserved botanicals

Well, I finally got around to using those preserved botanicals – the ferns – the other day with my Gelli Arts Gel printing plate. And the jury is in – the ferns worked perfect, and I was able to put … Continue reading

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