Category Archives: crafts

June Green Challenge

For the month of June I’ve challenged my Icy Delights students to make a combo with a green and another color. This is a good exercise in seeing how the colors play together, and a great way to find a … Continue reading

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Sun Printing Tips

I’ve been sun printing now for almost seven years. Since that time I’ve learned a bit about this fun technique so I’m sharing some tips with you today. Check out my other sun printing posts here. The most important thing … Continue reading

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Over Sun Printing

Today is all about over sun printing. Over sun printing is like over dyeing or over marbling. We are sun printing over an already sun printed piece. For directions on how to sun print, check out my posts here. If … Continue reading

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Cherry Picking Time

Cherry picking came a bit earlier this year. Last week I harvested almost a pound – enough for a cobbler – from our little tree we planted back in 2007. It made this yummy cherry cobbler. Friday we went to … Continue reading

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Five marking tools

I thought I’d share theĀ  five marking tools I really, really like for those painted canvas pieces. First up is this neat wood clay roller. It comes with three other rollers and you can buy it online or at Blicks. … Continue reading

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Painting canvas class

There is nothing like a new online class to inspire me. I just completed “Paint & Stitch: Vibrant Acrylic Quilts” on Iquilt.com. This painting canvas class is taught by the talented Katie Pasquini Masopust. I learned a couple new things, … Continue reading

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How To: Reverse Applique

I’ve wanted to try reverse applique for quite a long time. I’ve also been looking for ways to use my ice dyed stash. Here is my tutorial on this fun and easy technique. Supplies: Three pieces of fabric: top, one … Continue reading

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Cutting it up

Now with my studio reorganized, I’m ready to play. First up is cutting one of my ice dyed pieces. I’m asked a lot what I do with all of my fabric. To tell you the truth, most of it is … Continue reading

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Studio Redo

For the last week or so I’ve been working on my studio redo. In addition to moving furniture around, I’ve gone through my stash and took it off to Goodwill. I still have lots of stuff, but now it seems … Continue reading

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Comparing rope for bowl making

For awhile I’ve been using 3/16 inch all-purpose cotton clothesline rope for making my bowls. Recently I tried 3-ply cotton. For any of you interested in making rope bowls I thought it would be good to show you the difference. … Continue reading

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