Monthly Archives: September 2012

Faux Snow Dyeing | In Stitches 8

Last Spring, my patio was looking especially gorgeous, with the Jasmine blooming out of control! I snapped some pretty pix for an article I was writing: how I accomplish snow dyeing in a place where it never snows. This “Faux Snow” dyeing article was for “In Stitches vol. 8“, which is an e-mag. I love these – they’re a digital magazine only (for Mac, PC and iPads) so rather than being just pictures, there are slide shows, pictures that you can enlarge at will to see every detail and videos!

I’ve really come to love using videos to show a process, now that my first 2 dyeing e-courses are “in the can” I’m much more at ease setting up and taping a demo in my backyard patio, so I really enjoyed shooting the faux snow dyeing video.

There are lots of really cool articles in this issue, take a look at these rock stars:

I’m happy to be in there with them!

This is the quilt I made with the fabric I dyed for this article – the fabric really reminded me of Monet’s Water Lilies paintings from his Giverny garden. I blogged about the construction of this quilt here and here.

Studio Snapshots | Fine Tuning a Palette

I’ve been working on a new color palette I’m now calling “Autumn Splendor” (thanks to Vickie who suggested the splendor). I tweaked the gold a bit, and the five colors now work really well as a multicolor combination:   Putting together a group of colors that work together as single colors is a bit harder…I… Continue Reading

Quilting Arts Gifts Celebratory Giveaway Winner

  We have a winner! I’ve got to say, I am now totally craving all sorts of holiday goodies, reading all your comments filled with descriptions of wonderful holiday cookies, pies and cakes, I just can’t wait to start baking! I used random.org to pick a number: and the winner is… Susan, who loves Florentine cookies drizzled… Continue Reading

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Guest Post on Havel’s Blog

I met Jackie from Havel’s Scissors last summer, at the QATV Taping. She gave all the guest artists incredible goodie bags full of awesome scissors and rotary cutters: (No, my studio doesn’t often look this clean and organized!) Any old who, she sent me some really great interview questions, the post is over on the… Continue Reading

September Goals Check-in

  And the days and weeks keep rolling along! I’m getting my main goals ticked off, but I’m NOT chipping away at stock for my first show in October…waaaay too early in October! September Goals Dyeing 102 Sessions 8 September 12  100% Custom E-reader class September 15  100% Dye scarves for Fall Shows September 30… Continue Reading

Custom Tablet Cover Class Results

I taught the second half of my custom tablet/E-reader cover class at the Redlands Sewing Center Wednesday night. Oh we had so much fun! I showed them again how to stitch several of my botanical sketch motifs – the big classroom had a projector so I could play a slide show of some of the simpler… Continue Reading