Author Archives: Lynda

Around the World Blog Hop

Artists from around the world are participating in the Around the World Blog Hop. My talented friend Lisa Chin asked me to participate and I was happy and honored to be asked. Before I answer the four questions, I just … Continue reading

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Using Cleanline resist

I have been hunting for a good water soluble resist. I’ve used blue school glue and it works fine, but I wanted something a bit thinner. I have tried several bottles of Jacquard resist and have not been happy at … Continue reading

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Indigo Dyeing Class

The weather cooperated last Thursday for my indigo dyeing class at Sherry’s Studio 4905 in Henderson Kentucky. At the start of the week it looked like we might have storms that would cancel our outdoor play. Since the class would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gelli Plate Printing

I received this book from the publisher right before we left for vacation. After a quick scan that day, I looked forward to reading and reviewing it. Gelli Plate Printing (mixed media monoprinting without a press) is written by Joan … Continue reading

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October Indigo Dyeing Day

Last week I played again with indigo. If weather permits I’ll be teaching an indigo dyeing class Thursday. I dyed napkins, bandanas, and several shirts for Dave and I. Here I am removing the strings where I had tied up … Continue reading

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Asheville Arts

Asheville is such an artsy place – so many artists and so much talent. Being soap makers, we love meeting fellow soapers. Victor Taylor owns a great soap shop,  Appalachian Naturals, in downtown Asheville. Even though we have enough soap … Continue reading

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We Love Asheville!

Dave and I took a week off and traveled to Asheville, North Carolina. Usually the garden keeps us here, but Dave worked it out so we could get away. I have to sum up the trip: art, food, and lots … Continue reading

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Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway #10

With this giveaway, we at the Printed Fabric Bee are completing our first year! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. For me it has been a great experience to stretch myself – to force myself to use different … Continue reading

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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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