Category Archives: dyeing

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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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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Colorful Rope Coasters

I’ve been kind of obsessed with playing with rope. This time it’s making colorful rope coasters. To get the beautiful colors I dyed my rope with just three fiber reactive dyes: Cerulean Blue, Fuchsia, and Golden Yellow. (If you are … Continue reading

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Found Canvas

I was cleaning up my studio last week and ran across these four pieces of canvas I had painted using my gel plates.¬† I had forgotten all about them. So I decided to cut them up and make cards. I … Continue reading

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Monday This And That

Good Morning! I was hoping I’d have a new tutorial ready for you today. I had ordered a tool I needed to complete it, but it was damaged in the mail.¬† However, I found out that our local Joann’s store … Continue reading

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Dyeing scarves with silk ties revisited

Last year I wrote this post on dyeing silk scarves with silk ties. I thought it was time for an update especially since I was going to be demonstrating the technique on one of our local television stations. Here I … Continue reading

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