Today's random winner was Marjolijn. You can email me with your address and I will mail out the silk. Today is also silk but if you would prefer a surprise rather the silk, You can choose the silk charmeuse below OR a surprise package of quilting things. There will also be a second number for the green fabric I forgot from Wednesday.
I am over the moon. I have just found translate.goggle.com and I can now translate all the blogs I follow which are in Dutch only without a translate button. Most are in English and I find myself more embarrassed daily by all the followers who speak or write so nicely in English while I am ignorant of Dutch. I do speak German like a 2 year old but I lived there for over a year and it was enough to get by in the shops. I am hoping Dutch will be as easy as German was. This is my new goal!
I just deleted this huge blog post about a piece I made. Instead I'd like to talk about the future. In the coming weeks I will be creating a tutorial on what I refer to as "tray dyeing". I was just reading Joke's blog about snow dyeing and she was comparing her work to work by another person (I think. I am relying on translate). That made me remember that I wanted to do a post on tray dyeing. When I dye fabric, I throw in all sorts of things like thread, scrim, burlap and sports bras - yes, sport bras. I have quite a wonderful collection of them. That is another subject for another day. So the tray dyeing blog is coming soon. Very easy and not too messy.
I also want to tell you about a HUGE surprise on the Fire blog. We are having a guest blogger who just wrote a new book which is not even out yet. She will be blogging about a unique technique from her book and we will be giving away a copy of her book. My news is that I will also give away a copy of her book on my blog. I think this will be a do-not-miss event.
Today's give away is a really beautiful piece of silk charmeuse. Please leave a comment and thanks so much for helping me celebrate belatedly, my second anniversary. I dyed this in acid dyes in the microwave oven in 5 minutes. I LOVE acid dyes AND my "dye only" microwave oven. Maybe that is another tutorial blog post??
And also this green fabric that I forgot to put on the Wednesday blog. I don't know where my mind is. I will pick a second name for the green fabrics today. Although this looks like Mondays fabrics, they are different (and still sitting here!).
- Deconstructed screen printing
- Make a Stamp from a Photo
- Simple Batik Tutorial
- Unique Batik Tutorial
- Best EVER book covers
- Tray Dyeing Tutorial
- Dyeing embroidery thread
- Framing - 3 ways
- The Art Greenhouse
- Paste Paper
- Rice Bags
- All About Thermofax Screens
- What is a thermofax screen and how do I use it?
- Making your own sketchbooks two ways
- Travel Sketchbook with Removable Signatures
- Making screens for silk screening - 2 ways
- Avery Note Tab Stencil
- Make your own permanent Gelli plate
- How to snow dye
- Handling soy wax and thickened dye
- Necessities or Not