Author Archives: Laine

Dyeing….Week 4 Tools and Supplies Part 1

We will get back to the Dyes Part 2 in a little while.  Today, however, we are going to delve into the tools and supplies needed to dye.  We’ll concentrate on the workspace first. Now, if you are like me, everything on a supply list MUST be in my hand prior to beginning a project.Continue Reading

Dyeing….Week 3 The Dyes Part 1

There are a limited number of supplies you need to have to do low water immersion dyeing.  We talked about fabric last week, this week we are going to concentrate on the dyes! The dyes I use  in low water immersion dyeing on plant based fabrics are Procion MX Fiber Reactive Dyes.  These dyes areContinue Reading

Dyeing…Week 2 Choosing Fabric to Dye

There are lots of options for fabric used in dyeing.  The best option – IMHO – is prepared for dyeing fabric, or PFD for short.  Unfortunately it can be expensive to try them all out and decide which is best for you.  This is where extensive and exhaustive web searches can be helpful.  Read whatContinue Reading

Dyeing – Week 1

Dyeing – Week 1

There is so much to write about and so little space!  LOL After dipping my toes into fabric dyeing for the last two years, I found that I wasn’t being consistent in my process.  I would dye some here, some there – but never in an organized fashion.  As a result, I would have toContinue Reading

52 Weeks of Dyeing

A couple of years ago, I took a “Patio Class” with Candy Glendening of CandiedFabrics.com.  I was really nervous prior to the class.  Dyeing fabric seemed so foreign and exotic.  Besides….what on earth would I do with the dyed fabric when I was done. During the class we actually didn’t dye FABRIC, we dyed aContinue Reading

A Whole Week of Blogging 365 and a Key Lime Pie Martini {Post 7}

A Whole Week of Blogging 365 and a Key Lime Pie Martini {Post 7}

Woot! Today makes one whole week of Blogging 365.  It was tough.  How weird is that.  I love to blog.  I love to write and share.  But sitting down to write a blog post initiates instant writer’s block. Magazine article.  No Problem.  Long speech in front of thousands.  No problem.  One teeny weeny blog post.Continue Reading

I Heart Basting a New Quilt Sandwich {Post 6}

I Heart Basting a New Quilt Sandwich {Post 6}

I love when its time to start basting a new quilt sandwich.  I’ve learned so much about how to do it right over the last year. I wish I could share all of it with you in just this one post!  LOL This one is extra special since it will be my first fully freeContinue Reading

PepChips {Post 5}

PepChips {Post 5}

I’ve been searching for a potato chip alternative for a while now for my husband.  He likes to snack when he comes home from work and chips are always convenient and, of course, pretty tasty! Today I saw pepperoni in the store and decided to try my hand at making PepChips to see if theyContinue Reading

Chewing gum and Talking {Post 4}

I’m trying to teach myself two things at once.  Low Immersion Fabric Dyeing and Free Motion Quilting.  It is, I tell you, kind of like trying to talk and chew gum at the same time. In one area of the house I have my dye studio set up (more to come on this in myContinue Reading

What are the Sewing/Quilting Tools you Love?  {Post 3} (and a giveaway)

What are the Sewing/Quilting Tools you Love? {Post 3} (and a giveaway)

I have a lot of tools in my quilting and sewing toolbox.  Some I use faithfully (Aurifil threads), some, not so much and will thus remain nameless. I love my Janome sewing machine.  It is a definite requirement for my studio.  I know others are just as good, and honestly, some are probably better.  ButContinue Reading