Tag Archives: dyeing

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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Dyeing with Blackberries

Lots of harvesting going on here and that means I need to inventory and clean out the freezers. I meant to do this earlier in the summer when the produce was still in the garden, but I just didn’t make … Continue reading

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Clothesline Bowls

Judy “Tie Dye” Sall, a fellow artist and wonderful fabric dyer, encouraged me to make these clothesline bowls several years ago. Check out her blog here. I bought the clothesline and a book,  but just didn’t get around to until … Continue reading

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More Dyeing and Irises

Since launching my online class, Icy Delights, I have been trying to catch up with what I wanted and needed to do and had put off while getting that class ready. Unfortunately, it has rained a lot so I’ve not … Continue reading

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Class Spiral Bandanas

How about some color from the kids today? I taught another bandana dyeing class at Patchwork Central after-school program this week. Last year half of the class got to dye bandanas. This post shows the results from that class. We … Continue reading

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Best of 2015 Tutorials

As we end another year, I am again looking back on my favorite tutorials, or what I consider my best of 2015.  I hope you liked them. If you missed them, here are the links. I started the year with … Continue reading

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Bandana dyeing at Patchwork

Last week I spent some time at Patchwork Central showing the kids in the Arts & Smarts after school program how to dye bandanas with fiber reactive dyes.  I’ve known Jane Vickers, the head of this program, for years and … Continue reading

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November Happenings

I can’t believe it’s already November. Where has this year gone? This will be a busy, but really fun month. I am so excited to be teaching two classes locally. The first up will be my Easy and Fun Silk … Continue reading

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