Monthly Archives: April 2016

Celebratory Giveaway | Candied Fabrics is Turning 10!

Well my goodness, I’m beginning my 10th year of business! My very first art show was Red Dirt Art Festival in April of 2007. There isn’t a Red Dirt this Spring, but I’m doing another Spring show, the Riverside Art Market, next Saturday May 7, from 10-4.  So with this show I’m officially beginning year number 10 as a business!

Here’s a shot of my setup at my very first Red Dirt:


And here are a couple of shots from last Fall’s Red Dirt:



Not only have I been selling my art for ten years, I’ve found a way to combine my other love, teaching, with my love of what I do as an artist as I teach quilting, sewing and dyeing in print, in person, and online! I’m wrapping up my fifth online dyeing class, Dyeing 104: Multicolor Silk, it’s filled with super awesome information, and I’ve dyed a heckuva lot of (IMHO) beautiful silk! During this class I’ve dyed a lot of experimental color palettes, three of which I’ve added to my stock of scarves I dye for shows like the Riverside Art Market.

I’ve got names for two the palettes, but I’m stumped on the third one!




To celebrate, I’ll be having a giveaway!

How do you enter?

Two weeks from now (May 11), I’ll choose two names:

  1. One from my newsletter subscribers (use the form in the sidebar if you’ve not already subscribed, no need to leave a comment here about being a subscriber)
  2. Another from people who comment here on this blog post: What would be a good name for my unnamed palette? If you can’t think of a name, just tell me which of the 3 new palettes you like the best. (Note: comment moderation is on, so don’t worry if yours doesn’t show up right away)




What’s the prize?

Well, the winners will choose either one of my hand dyed habotai scarves, in the color palette of your choice (any of my palettes, not just the 3 new ones):


or a half yard of hand-dyed fabric, in one those scarf palettes (or my newest color palette, Autumn Splendor, which is only available on cotton).


I’ve had so many great experiences due to my adventures in art, and a lot of those come from interacting with folk either on my blog or at an art show, I’d like to say thanks to you all!

4 | Building a Brick Pizza Oven

Oh my goodness hubby has been working on a brick pizza oven since…last July! But he’s getting close to the end and I haven’t posted about it in a long while, so here’s an update! On top of the insulated concrete slab he laid a layer of fire brick, and then setup a mold to… Continue Reading

Clearing the Decks!

I’m crossing things off my list right and left! In the midst of finishing up grading, and making a bag and pattern to send out I needed to take a few minutes and clear the decks a bit.  My desk had become over-run with little piles, but just a few concentrated minutes and it looked… Continue Reading

April Goals Check-in

Oh my goodness, I’m holding a study session on Saturday, then both my finals at the UoR are Monday. After I grade the finals and attend a few important meetings, my friends I shall be DONE teaching at the day job until September! So close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been plotting, planning and scheming on the design of… Continue Reading