Author Archives: Lynda

Alcohol Inks and Yupo

A couple years ago I was looking for an art workshop to attend and saw one on playing with this paper and the inks taught by Cathy Taylor. It wasn’t possible for me to go to that workshop, but I … Continue reading

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Mandala Madness

Oh my! On July 6 I entered into mandala madness! Well, what happened is I took Alisa Burke’s new Mandala Magic class. I really wasn’t expecting to get hooked. I’ve been following Alisa’s blog for years and loved Sew Wild. … Continue reading

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Reality Warp Challenge

Lyric Kinard recently issued a Reality Warp challenge on her blog. Since I love challenges I thought I’d try my hand at this one. This is my finished piece. How this challenge works is you start with an item – … Continue reading

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Jillian’s Clothes Soft Book

Over a  year ago Jillian’s mom gave me clothing to make Jilly a soft book. I made her a color quiet book awhile back. So after traveling down different roads, changing directions, ripping out, and serging,  I finally finished it! … Continue reading

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Dyeing Soy Waxed Fabric

I decided to do a little experiment the other day. First I wanted to show you how I made those circles with a tin I found in a $1 bin at Target. I just had to add this after I … Continue reading

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Clamping and dyeing

While cleaning up my studio yesterday  I found these pieces that I forgot to blog about! For this dyeing experiment, I wanted to use a couple different kinds of resist objects. Here is a light switch cover. This is my … Continue reading

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Printed Fabric Bee: Vintage

June’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Vintage. Lynn Krawczyk, the queen bee, requested that the 8 x 18 piece could be any color except pink. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is … Continue reading

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Spray dyeing with Tulip

This post is brought to you by iLoveToCreate and Blueprint Social. The opinions are my own. My spray dyed shirt and bandanas are part of the Tie Dye Your Summer  campaign. Nothing reminds me of summer more than picnics and cookouts. … Continue reading

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Sun printing class finally!

After planning and scheduling my sun printing class, it finally happened last Thursday. It all started last summer when the weather would not cooperate. We rescheduled and rescheduled and then just postponed it to this summer. It was suppose to … Continue reading

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Dyeing for baby

My hairdresser is having a baby and what better way to celebrate than to dye her a couple baby things. I bought a baby blanket from Dharma Trading but after dyeing, it has pilled something terrible. Even after combing and … Continue reading

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