Category Archives: Color

Give the Gift of Color

If you’re like me, you are now scurrying around making and buying holiday gifts. (If you’d like to read about the makers I buy from, I wrote about them here.) I’ve started decking the halls by hanging my stockings underneath and placing my row houses on top of my fireplace mantle and making some fun retro ornaments for a funky white Christmas tree:

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Although those pieces were made years apart with my same Jewel Tone pallette, because I can consistently get the colors I want when dyeing, they all coordinate like they were made from the same 6 pieces of fabric!

Save 25% on my Online Dyeing Classes

Perhaps you know someone who would enjoy learning how to dye fabric? Or maybe you’d like to do some dyeing yourself? Or you love the class you’ve taken from me and would like more color? Either way, I’m having a big sale on all my online dyeing classes from now until Christmas! Save 25% by using the code “HoHoHo” at checkout!

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You can send a link to this post to a loved one who’s scratching their head wondering what you’d really like this holiday season! Or if you’d like to give a class to someone else, just Email me, I’ve got a fancy gift certificate made up for you to download and print off! If you’re worried that you don’t have time during this hectic season – don’t! My online classes are self-paced with no time limit on course access, so you don’t have to have the time right now to follow the class through to completion. In fact, one of the aspects of my classes is that I’ll be able to help you identify how and when you can dye, I’m a pro at fitting my passion for color in around the cracks of my busy life! Dyeing 100: an Intro to Dyeing with Fiber Reactive Dyes is an online class designed for folks who want to dip their toes into dyeing:

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Dyeing 101: Controlling Color”  and “Dyeing 102: Controlling Texture” are for the dyer who is ready to stretch their wings.

Not quite sure if you’d like one of my online classes? I’ve created a sample session so you can give it a try – Click here!  If you do decided to sign up for yourself, remember you can save 25% by using the code “HoHoHo” at checkout! And if you’d like purchase the class for a class, just reply to this email and we’ll get you set up with a gift certificate!

I hope you find yourself with the space and time each day during this busy month to stop and savor a bit of color, I know that surrounding myself with glorious color really helps me get through the crazy times!

Ahhh, I just love the bright colors against the white!!!

Using my Autumn Splendor Pallette

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, or entered my booth at an art show, you know that I put together a palette of colors, and work with the pallette a lot. Well, lately I’ve been working with my Autumn Splendor Pallette: I love this palette because not only is it fun to play… Continue Reading

One Moment | The Ommmmm of Dyeing

It’s a blustery Sunday afternoon, and I was rinsing out a bunch of swatches that I dyed for the last session of my online class. While looking at each color, some of which were new and exciting to me, my mind travelled near and far. I got to think about where I was going with… Continue Reading

One Moment | The Ommmmm of Dyeing

It’s a blustery Sunday afternoon, and I was rinsing out a bunch of swatches that I dyed for the last session of my online class. While looking at each color, some of which were new and exciting to me, my mind travelled near and far. I got to think about where I was going with… Continue Reading

Collecting Color | Toning with Complements

Cyn of Riverdog Prints has a meetup called “Collecting Color” that’s all about…you guessed it, color! Last week, I made a set of nesting baskets in some custom colors my client had selected earlier in the summer. When I was working on the pieced strip for the basket, I was worried about the colors. The… Continue Reading