Tag Archives: Jacquard

A Happy Scarf and Tsukineko All-Purpose Ink

Tsukineko All-Purpose Ink makes fabric-painting easy. Learn All-Purpose Ink (API) basics by painting a scarf, using the Colors in Bloom Set. First wash a Light Jersey Circle Scarf, no fabric softener. Then, iron the fabric (for more controlled paint strokes). … Continue reading

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Silk Luminaries DIY

I love candle light and pretty candleholders, but my rambunctious kitty would set the house on fire. Elizabeth Buffington suggested I whipstitch 3″ square silk “hoops” together to make a luminary with LED tea lights. I got obsessed creating designs, … Continue reading

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How to Use Resist

How to Use Jacquard Permanent Water Based Resist in Silk Painting Some folks want me to share how I use resists,  hence the following instructions. Dye spreads every-which-way on silk unless resist lines contain it. Dharma Trading Company, a major … Continue reading

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Mystic Garden Lamp, an Upcycling Project

Scored at the second-hand store! Hobnail milk-glass lamp: $5. Plus a $2 lampshade with masculine, modern lines to counterpoint the lamp’s old-fashioned femininity. Nevertheless, the shade required tweaking to harmonize with the lamp. The shade also had stains that needed … Continue reading

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Creative Process: Hand-Painted Silk

Hand-Painted Silk Art Altar Cloth for Warrior Poet PG, you said on my Facebook page link you like to see the process. Hence this post. Click pics to see em full size. Folks, skip process to get to Product and … Continue reading

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Teddy Bear, Mother’s Helper

Everyone needs a teddy bear, even big capable guys! People especially need a teddy bear when far from home. I have a bear the size of my thumb. It was perfect when I used to travel—I traveled light, and it … Continue reading

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Recent Dye Art Projects; Also Free-form Three-Dimensional Beadweaving

Vintage scraps, bones from an outhouse, and other stuff I use for art. Continue reading

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Domestic Elf Pendant: Fantasy Dye Art Project

On days off, Santa’s elf is a domestic elf, and needs a bit of fantasy jewelry: Domestic Elf Pendant; Fantasy Dye Art Project Continue reading

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I’m Not a Normal Woman

I’m Not a Normal Woman: Love affairs with guitars, cheating with another man’s mandolin, & a crush on Jacquard Products. From my upcoming book. Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Creative Dyeing

Ten Tips for Creative Dyeing = creativity AND fun flow. If you don’t dye, apply this to poetry, music, healing, or other art. Continue reading

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