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First of all I’d like to thank all of you for commenting on my last post.  You were all so supportive and kind… I really do appreciate your heartfelt words and thoughtfulness.  I feel so much better now… I’ve got the best readers… Thank you. I’ve been dyeing fabric lately.  Being outdoors has been a […]

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Oh March, how is it that you are suddenly here?  I’ve got so much to do don’t ya know… could someone slow down that clock please?  Just for a bit?  March is the month of Art Maui’s submission deadline, Spring break for the kids, a couple of eagerly anticipated visits from friends and family and of […]

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I am humbled to speak to you today about a dear blog friend and fellow fabric enthusiast Candy Glendening!  She’s asked me to review and write about her new DVD “Dyeing to Stitch” released just a couple of months ago by Interweave.  I met her a few years ago online and have followed her work […]

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I was browsing through the Stanford Magazine and look what I found, an article about Ann Johnston!  Her book “Color By Accident” was my first dye book… years ago… ahem… and it has survived countless book purges that have taken place over the years.  I’d recommend it to anybody starting down the dyeing path.  Enjoy!

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Here’s a look at those scarves I dyed last week. I already have plans to tone down some of those colors; I simply can’t keep myself from playing! I hope you all are having a lovely Memorial Day!

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This is the last week of school for two of our children.  I’m thrilled!  We all love the relaxed days of summer, the plans for get-aways, spending more time outdoors, no homework… and I can hardly wait because I know I’ll be doing more dyeing!  Just to get started, I couldn’t help but make a […]

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Fabric dyed in the method I’m about to explain here will show tell-tale signs of the thoughtfulness and energy that was put into the cloth by the maker at an early stage.

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I’m having a little crisis of numbers these days.  14 more days until one school lets out for the summer… 24 for the other. 6 unfinished projects I’ve been meaning to get to around the house… nine planter boxes waiting for seeds… I wont tell you how many emails I have yet to reply to… […]

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Sorry about the title, I couldn’t resist!  You may remember this post where I organized white fabrics to take with me on my trip.  My story begins even before that… really, the idea to dye all kinds of white fabrics came to me over a year ago when I started thinking about changing the type […]

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Today is Children’s Day in Japan and Cinco doMayo in Mexico… Lots of reasons to celebrate! In class today we were in a festive mood dyeing our little hearts away! Here are my fabric samples hanging to dry. I’m exhausted, so I’ll tell you more about them sometime soon! Cheers!

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Just look at these colors! Oh my, all those colors! We have reached the cutting and taping stage and I can honestly say this task is beginning to look daunting. Fortunately I’ve made a few friends so there is that promise of kind chatter to keep me going. Someone remarked there is something special about […]

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We are in full production mode here in Carol Soderlund’s dye class and I’m having a ball! Just look at how many beautiful colors one can get in one dyebath! I bet you’re wondering just how do they do that! It’s simple really, a little math, a bit of elbow grease and lots of water! […]

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Today was the start of a three step dyeing process. The dye studio here is spacious, clean, and well suited for this type of work. When we are finished we will have over a thousand different fabrics, each a different color. Carol is a wonderful teacher! It’s all very scientific and exact, but my mind […]

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Part of my preparation for this dyeing class I’m taking at the Crow Barn is to collect fabric to be dyed.  I hit the pages of my Testfabrics and Dharma Catalogues.  I have ALL sorts of interesting fabrics and a few common ones that I may or may not incorporate into my work someday.  The […]

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To be perfectly honest here, I started this prayer shawl thing on the wrong foot.  I put pressure on myself to create something wonderful because it’s been a while since I’ve created anything and I figured I was about due.  All around me I see others create works of art, but I’ve been lacking lately […]

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