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Which Carving Block is Best for Textiles?

Hello! My block printing obsession continues…and in the process I have been trying to figure out which carving block I prefer. I have some very definite opinions, so I figured that I would share them and perhaps save y’all some time and money. 697 more words

Flygurl Designs

Turkish Delight

Discovered a lovely shop with beautiful handmade dishes and lamps from Turkey!

More traces

The idea was to have a gentle afternoon of art in the garden.¬† I’d set my heart on making textile surfaces with the earth from my garden; I envisaged printing and painting and writing with the stuff. 142 more words

Natural Dyeing

Questions today...

I’m painting some canvases, getting ready to mount some of the Weekly Special pieces, and I’m wondering if it’s necessary to paint the gessoed white canvas or can I use it as is if I just want white? 154 more words


Made on Monday 20 - Leftovers

Over the past few weeks I have been working with similar colors and layered backgrounds. Being loathe to throw anything away, I had accumulated a little bag of off-cuts and bits trimmed¬†from the preceding weeks’ pieces. 53 more words

Made On Monday

First Spring Batch

Started my resist stitching last fall. Took my time and ended up with a small basket full of fabric.

Finally made up my indigo vat (was waiting for the evenings to be not as cool as they had been) and dipped my basket of fabric. 96 more words

Surface Design

Ethical Issues - The Environment

Issues over the environment are raised about pretty much every process involving chemicals nowadays. This applies to the Textiles industry in particular.

  • The chemicals used to bleach, treat, and dye the fabric is generally harmful to the environment.
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