I am so pleased to have another article in Quilting Arts Magazine this year! The October/November issue which is now available here as a hard copy or digital copy includes an article by me on working with Jacquard Color Magnet.
Color Magnet is a dye attractant that makes it possible to easily create your [...]
one strip led to another,led to another and so on and so on…
and this is where I ended up with all of them. Right now this is about 44″x 88″give or take a few inches and it’s all done with my hand dyed sandwashed cotton (yup,I even dyed the [...]
A couple of weeks ago I was browsing the Dharma Trading website and I came across this product:
It’s called Color Magnet by Jacquard and it’s a product that attracts dye so when its applied to a piece of fabric you get a tone on tone effect. I was intrigued so I bought some [...]
I am fortunate to live on a piece of property that is surrounded by trees which not only provides a lot of privacy but some really wonderful views as well. And because I live in New England,every fall I am treated to some wonderful ranges of colors as the trees begin their ritual of [...]
I know it seems that I haven’t posted any new work lately and there’s a reason for that. It used to be that I’d get an idea and I’d jot down a couple of quick notes and then I’d dive right into a frenzy of fusing,cutting,painting and stitching and in no time at [...]
you pull a fresh new piece of hand dyed fabric from the dryer and…
those nasty specs of undissolved dye on your fabric –UGH! I hate it when that happens! I’ve dyed a lot of fabric over the years and I’ve never managed to come up with a solution to get rid of [...]
“inside out” 12″ x 30″,hand dyed cotton,machine stitched
details on the inspiration for this piece is on the sketchbook challenge blog here.
I’ve been wanting to try indigo dyeing for a long time but was put off by the amount of work and the chemicals needed to create a vat but after seeing Vicki‘s results using the pre-reduced indigo from ProChem I decided that I couldn’t put off trying this type of dyeing any longer. So I [...]
with a dye notebook…
Last week I received the first set of preparatory assignments to have completed for the first trip to San Antonio in March and one of the assignments was to make a dye notebook. I’ve been wanting to make one of these since I read about it in Jane’s Art Cloth [...]