Tag Archives: recycling

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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Organizing and more

Can you believe the summer is almost over? I sure can’t. Here is a little of what I’ve been up to the last couple of weeks. I have been reading this organizing book since I have a strong urge to … Continue reading

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Dyeing Vintage Napkins

I’m always on the lookout for linens when I’m out thrift shopping. I’m really attracted to the  damask pattern which are usually white. They remind me of home. On special occasions Mom would get out the iron, starch up one … Continue reading

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Getting ready for my first exhibit

I am so excited! I will be showing some of my pieces –  mostly ice dyed fabric – at one of our local libraries this month. I’ve been busy getting stuff ready. Here are a couple of the pieces I … Continue reading

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Gelli printing with potato mashers/wisk

On my way to the grocery yesterday, I just had to stop by Traderbakers, a permanent flea market. I haven’t been in there for a while, so I was looking forward to seeing if they had anything I might use … Continue reading

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Our Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Every Christmas we make each other ornaments. This all started back in 2005 – our first Christmas together. Dave blogs about this ornament and our tradition. I decided that I’d start to make us an ornament each year too. Before … Continue reading

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Mixing Fiber Reactive Dyes

Even though I’ve been using fiber reactive dyes now for about two years, I’ve never mixed “pure” dyes to make specific colors. I always just bought the premixed colors. After taking Jane Dunnewold’s Craftsy class, The Art of Cloth Dyeing, … Continue reading

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Review: Cut-Up Couture

I was so excited to review this new Interweave publication. According to Interweave, Cut-up Couture: Edgy Upcycled Garments to Sew by Koko Yamase is “a cutting-edge design book that teaches how to use the copious fabric in men’s clothing to … Continue reading

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Reducing Our Impact

Yesterday I watched OWN’s Super Soul Sunday which showed a documentary,  “No Impact Man,”  about New York City residents Colin Beavan, his wife, and daughter who spent a year working to decrease their impact on the environment. This included no … Continue reading

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Earth Day Stamping

I was hoping to get something Earth Day friendly done today, but play time has been a bit limited. However, I did work some pages in my journal using something disposable that we usually shred for the gardens. Here are … Continue reading

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