Living Color


The Koru, Symbol of Growth

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Ferns abound in New Zealand, but they are more than just a natural presence there—they are a cultural presence too.  The symbol of the silver fern, in it’s many forms and variations is very much in evidence everywhere you look in New Zealand, from the airplane you arrive on, to the dinnerware you eat from, [...]

Playful Fabric Printing Blog Hop Roundup!

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I hope you have been enjoying the Playful Fabric Printing Blog Hop Giveaway! Today, Melly and I are sharing another peek at the terrific group of bloggers who are reviewing and writing about our book. I am introducing Julie FeiFan Balzer, Lynn Krawcyzk, Carrie Bloomston, and Leslie Tucker Jenison. For interesting tidbits on the other [...]

Layers Upon Layers at ProChemical & Dye

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screen printing with Procion MX Dyes

The second week at Pro-Chem was all about printing with thickened dyes. Layers Upon Layers is one fun class to teach, especially when I have such a terrific and willing group of 14 students! In no time at all we were prepping screens both big and small for our week-long adventure with silkscreens, thermofax screens, [...]

Mixing Up the Color

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hand-dyed cloth

The last month has been filled with teaching. First off, I traveled to Fairfield Iowa, the home of Blue Fish. They are an indie clothing company—all organic and natural fabrics, designed, made and sewn in the USA, and hand-printed right in Fairfield. They have a passionate following and group of collectors, reaching back 30 years. [...]

National Quilting Day

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quilting on zig zags

I made a quilt! Well, that is not really such news. But this quilt is for a bed, and is the first king-size quilt I have ever made. Here it is pictured on a queen size bed, as I don’t have a king bed in my house. This quilt is a gift, and was really [...]