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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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How To: Toilet paper tube bird feeder

I was meeting with my friend Martha and her daughter Jillian this week and I wanted a fun easy activity we could do together. I thought a toilet paper tube bird feeder would be perfect and would feed our birds. … Continue reading

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How to: Playing Cards Case

Here is what I made with my painted canvas – a playing cards case. Of course, I could have made a variety of other things with this painted canvas including, but not limited to, journal covers, zip purses, and wall … Continue reading

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How To: Printing With Leaves

Nothing reminds me more of Fall than leaves. Five years ago I wrote a post on using watercolors with the leaves on paper. You can check that post out here. But today we’re talking about printing with leaves on fabric … Continue reading

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New favorite tool: DIY Foam Daubers

In the past, for stenciling I have really loved to use stencil brushes. I’ve also tried a variety of sponges, but was never happy with the delivery of paint on the fabric until I met the DIY foam daubers. I … Continue reading

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Tub Dyeing with Wonder Washer

When I’m not ice dyeing, I usually low immersion dye which often produces uneven color which I love. Here is an old blog post on low immersion. However, there are times when I want uniform or solid color. For those … Continue reading

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How To: Cloth Dolls

This is another one of those projects I’ve been wanting to make for quite awhile – cloth dolls. What a great way to use up some of my fabric stash! I came upon a video from Barb Owen and it … Continue reading

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Playing with Dyed Silk

I taught a couple more Easy and Fun Silk Scarf Dyeing classes this month. In these classes students practice on a piece of silk before they actually dye their scarves. In the past I’ve suggested making cards with those scraps. … Continue reading

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Review: Jacquard Solarfast

June is a great time to sun print. In 2014 I was in charge of the June blog posts on the Fire blog. For that month I chose sun printing and asked three other artists to join me in blogging … Continue reading

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How To: Watercolor and Free Motion Mandalas

I’ve been playing a bit more with mandalas, but this time on fabric. To begin this process I was inspired by the Painted Hearts article by Joanne Sharp  in Cloth Paper Scissors. I thought I’d try the hearts and make … Continue reading

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