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I’m taking a big trip in only three weeks. A big trip to Europe. On a boat. On a river! So I’ve been making some things to take with me. Today I finished my custom luggage tags and two weeks ago I made a new crossbody totebag. I took the totebag on a trial run to DC for the March for Science, which was April 22nd. It was a great.. Read More
So somehow it’s been a month since part 1 of this post. I’ll blame it on the quilt I needed to complete for my niece’s wedding. Which turned out great. I’ll post about that soon. But back to screen printing with dye. Here is where we left off, with the screen complete and ready to use. The next step is to prepare the 100% cotton t-shirt for dyeing. This is.. Read More
I’ve been on a voyage of experimentation, trying to understand how I can make a very detailed but easy to make screen for dye printing on fabric. We wanted a lot of flexibility with the screens, and we wanted them to be reusable and easily washed out. The method needed to work with very detailed designs as well as those with fewer precise cuts. I didn’t want to get into.. Read More
My quilting bee has made another fantastic quilt this year, for the guild’s Heritage Day auction. It turned out just wonderfully, even if it is a bit traditional for our tastes. We started with some fabric that was donated – a kit with no directions. It was all blue and tan (very blah), so we added some red, and I made a design for it, based on the fabric we.. Read More