Author Archives: Lynda

Finding my word – Expand

I’ve been looking for my word for this new year and it finally came to me – expand. Hopefully this isn’t me physically expanding! No, it’s about my life and especially my art. Last year I really felt I need … Continue reading

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How to: Dyeing cord

I’ve been loving all of the bowls and coasters I’ve been making. Unlike many of the rope bowls out there, instead of using the cord plain or covering it with fabric, I like to dye it. The above bowl was … Continue reading

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How to: Dry Brush Dyeing

OMG! I am so excited about dry brush dyeing. I could hardly wait to blog about it! I found this technique in Making Your Mark by Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan. This book also includes a video. I absolutely love … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017!

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Looking back 2016

Oh my! This year has really gone by fast. So how much did I accomplish during 2016? This year I spent a lot of time teaching. After a year of planning and thinking about it, I finally opened my online … Continue reading

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2016 Christmas Ornaments

Every year Dave and I exchange an ornament that we’ve made.  This tradition started back in 2005 when we were dating.  The very first ornament he made for me is the birdhouse at the center bottom of the tree. It’s … Continue reading

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Best of 2016 Tutorials

As we end another year, I am again looking back on my best of 2016 tutorials.   If you missed them, the links are at the top of each picture. I really loved drawing on fabric, using watercolors, and then free-motion … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays 2016

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Coaster Birthday Giveaway

Congratulations to Carol and Barbara who were the winners of my giveaway.               Thank you all for entering! This is my birthday month so I am celebrating by giving away a set of my coasters to one of my readers. All … Continue reading

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How to: Playing Cards Case

Here is what I made with my painted canvas – a playing cards case. Of course, I could have made a variety of other things with this painted canvas including, but not limited to, journal covers, zip purses, and wall … Continue reading

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