Printing with Wool Wood

When I received my new irises in July they were packaged with Natural Wood Excelsior, or what is also called wool wood. I took it out of the box and put it on my dye table. I knew I had to try printing with it sometime in the future. Well, the future was last week.…

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Printing with crushed pine cones

Last fall when Dave and I took our walks in the neighborhood, I saw so many crushed pine cones on the ground. Of course, I thought they may make great marks on fabric. Today I wanted to show you what I came up with when I used them. Here is the video of my process.…

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Tone on Tone Stenciling

Every October a bunch of artists online participate in Printinktober. It’s all about printing on fabric or paper every day. I participated in 2019 (here is the first of several blog posts). I wanted to participate this year, but I’m getting a late start. This first tutorial is tone-on-tone stenciling. Angie Knowles, a wonderful textile…

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Getting back into the swing

I’ve really struggled the last couple months with some health issues that have really kept me down – nothing major except not being able to sleep, talk, or eat without coughing my head off. Well, it looks like I’m on the mend, and I’m back to my art.

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How to: Using Blending Brushes

I love trying new things, and today’s post is all about this new tool, a blending brush. When Lisa Dodson mentioned these blending brushes, I just had to try them out. I found these on Amazon. They are made to be used with stamp pads on paper. You can find tutorials on You Tube about…

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Dye-Na-Flow: Sun or Not

I decided to do a little experiment. I wanted to know what the difference would be to allow the sun to dry the paint via sun printing, as opposed to just painting the fabric with Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow, and letting it sit and dry. You know I’m always up for experiments!

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2021, Etsy, and Resists

Another busy week. I’ve decided that there will be a 2021, so I ordered and received my new planner. I sure hope I will be able to use it more than I did my 2020 planner. This weekly/monthly calendar by Blue Sky has been my favorite for several years. I love the month-at-a-glance two-page spread,…

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ABC’s of Art Part 1

Last month an organization I belong to, SAQA (Studio Artist Quilt Associates), hosted a challenge on their Facebook page for members to post every day some art with the day’s letter of the alphabet. We ended the month with Z.¬† I thought it would be fun to do as blog posts.

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Wet Cyan Printing Revisited

Recently I took some time to revisit wet cyan printing. Check out this post from last year about my first adventure with this process.

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