Oh my! This year has really gone by fast. So how much did I accomplish during 2016?
This year I spent a lot of time teaching. After a year of planning and thinking about it, I finally opened my online class, Icy Delights: Dyeing Fabric With Ice, for registration in May. It’s been so much fun to share my love of this technique, and to see all of the lovely fabric students have created.
It also was the year of teaching local classes. I taught almost 200 students.
I taught three classes for kids: tie dye bandanas at Patchwork Central and tie dyed t-shirts at Gilda’s. I also taught the Patchwork group to dye silk scarves.
The Easy And Fun Silk Scarf Dyeing class was so much fun. Students found out that they could create something beautiful and wear it home! I taught a couple classes at Gilda’s and many more at Scattered Art in Newburgh. I also had a couple groups contact me to have their own dyeing party.
I taught a prayer flags class at Gilda’s and a Painted Zip Bag class at Scattered Art.
But besides teaching, my biggest accomplishment this year was sewing! Not only did I sew up these lovely bags, but I felt confident enough to give the one in the back on the right (my favorite of the bunch) to a local silent auction.
I’ve wanted to make those corded bowls for years now, and finally this year I did it! I’ve been having so much fun, but instead of covering the cording with fabric, I’ve been dyeing it. Then I got on a roll making coasters.
I also had the opportunity to share my art on WEHT Local Lifestyles. I appeared on this popular local program seven times this year with my friend and lovely host, Ange Humphrey.
I also completed another project I’ve wanted to do in years and that’s sew those little cloth dolls.
I moved my mandalas from paper to cloth and painted them with watercolors.
This year was the third and last year for The Printed Fabric Bee group. It’s been a fun run and it’s been so exciting to meet this great group of creative women. During the first two years when we did a project every month, I felt it really helped to stretch me as an artist. This year we each took a month and posted on our specific topic. During my month I talked about adding resists to ice dyeing. This was one of the posts.
In June I headed to Cincinnati for an Eco Print Retreat “Exploring Nature’s Patterns” with Jacqueline Sullivan. I had fun and loved meeting Jacqueline and the other lovely women, but decided eco printing just wasn’t something that I wanted to pursue. And that’s a good thing – marking off something from my list!
But of all of the wonderful stuff I did this year, the highlight was traveling to Honolulu with Dave and recreating a picture with him. We tried to find the exact location where mom and dad’s photo was taken. We were close, but so much has changed since they were there. I talk about this journey on this post.
What a great year! Thanks for dropping by. Now for 2017. Happy New Year everyone!
I think you have had a wonderful year of creating and sharing through your classes! Congrats, and I hope the coming year is just as full of fun and enjoyable ways to spend your days!
What a fun year you have had!!! May the year ahead bring you many new, happy, creative adventures.
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Judy, Thanks. May 2017 be an even more creative year for you! Happy New Year!
Janice, Thanks. I am inspired by your little Cardinal quilt and also the Christmas candle quilt. I need to put a small quilt like that on my to do list this year. I hope 2017 is a wonderful creative year for you too.
What an exciting year you have had! I have loved your on line class. The explanations are so clear and complete I have not had many questions.
Hope 2017 is a happy healthy one!
Jo, I am so glad that you love my online class. Thank you for your kind words about it. Hope next year is a great one for you too!
You’ve had a fantastic year, my friend!
I look forward to hearing about your activities during 2017.
May God bless you and Dave with happy moments that will be fond memories later on.
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You look lovely in your ice dyed apron Lynda! It is just amazing to look back and see just how much is accomplished in a year. The Hawaii images at the end of your post are very sweet. Wishing you all the best in the New Year.
LuAnn in Oregon
Luann, Thank you! I’ll be watching what you do too! Happy New Year!
LuAnn, Thanks! It is amazing how much we actually do every year. Looking forward to your creative activity this next year. Happy New Year!
Wow, what a year! Congrats on all you’ve accomplished, and have another great year in 2017.
Lynda, It has been a while since I visited your blog and I don’t know why! I love seeing what you do. I stumbled upon you again today and will put you into my regular reading list.
Recently, I also made my first fabric wrapped cord bowls. I really love your idea of dying the cord instead of wrapping!!! Gotta give it a try.
I also wanted to ask if there are links to episodes of the television program that you were on. If so, I would love to watch.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Sherrie, Thanks! Happy New Year! Looking forward to your posts.
June, Welcome Back!! Yes, give the dyeing a try. It’s much easier and faster. Thank you for dropping by and reading. As far as the tv segments, they are on most of the following blog posts and the bottom except for the ice dyeing. It never got posted online. Printing with Leaves: https://lyndaheines.blog/2016/10/printing-with-leaves/ Rope Ornament: https://lyndaheines.blog/2016/12/how-to-rope-ornament/ Dyeing scarves with ties: https://lyndaheines.blog/2016/09/dyeing-scarves-with-silk-ties-revisited/ Felting Soap: https://lyndaheines.blog/2016/10/how-to-felting-soap-revisited/ The last two didn’t make it on any blog post! Blackberry Leather: http://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/lifestyles/bloom-bake-create Drawing mandalas: http://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/lifestyles/mandala-magic-make-your-own-adult-coloring-book Again, thanks for coming back and hope you have a healthy and creative year!
What a great year Lynda. I’m sure 2017 will be even better!
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Hi Angie, Thanks! Looking forward to what you’ll be creating this year. Happy New Year!