Category Archives: dyeing

Dyeing White-on-White

Even though I’ve been busy with re-entry from vacation, I took time to dye some strips of the white-on-white fabric. I was really happy with the results, and now to decide what colors I’m going to use on these. All … Continue reading

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Indigo Bag Birthday Giveaway

Giveaway is closed! Thank you all for your comments. Congrats to Jan and June! This is my birthday month and I am celebrating by giving away two of my small indigo bags to two of my readers. I love these … Continue reading

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Writing on Fabric

Today I’m writing on fabric and not doing a real good job of it! Several years ago, early on my blogging journey, one of my local readers ran into me at the local Joann’s. She came up to me and … Continue reading

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How to: Dyeing Wool Felt

As promised, here is my tutorial on dyeing 100% white wool felt. This would also work with other wool. Here is what you will need: white 100% wool felt fiber reactive dyes dust mask gloves 1/2 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon mixing … Continue reading

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Dyeing and Buying Wool

It’s another slippery slope – wool. And it’s all because of Sherrie. If you’d like to see what Sherrie is doing and what got me inspired to go down this path, check out her blog – Sherrie loves color. As … Continue reading

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Dyeing Lesson Learned

Several weeks ago I ice dyed this shirt for me. Dave loved it and wanted one of his own. So that was easy. I weighed his shirt (since it’s a bit larger and would need more dye than mine), calculated … 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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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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Positive Prayer Flag Swap

Last month Lynn Krawczyk¬† proposed a positive prayer flag swap on Facebook. With all of the negativity in the news, it was a great idea to spread some positive thoughts. It’s been awhile since I made prayer flags, so I … 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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