Monday, August 22, 2011

Mark Making with Nature Special Extended

Mark Making with Nature Special Extended
August 24th!!!

I went to sleep last night thinking that something wasn't quite right with yesterdays sale, but couldn't put my finger on it until this morning when I realized that the service I used for the digital downloads hadn't contacted me. Response to the book special was overwhelming, so why wasn't I hearing from my digital service? One good nights sleep and I realized that I had used the wrong buttons for the special, techie I am NOT, and yesterdays snaffu proved that one to me!

So I am extending the sale until Wednesday, why Wednesday you ask? I have a LOT of garlic dill pickle relish to put up and a zine to finish and don't want to mess with the buttons again, now that they are correct. If you should pay for your books and you do not recieve an email from me for the digital download instructions please contact me at For everyone else that bought a copy yesterday, but didn't recieve a digital download I am popping it into the mail for you!

The buttons have all been fixed and should take you directly to a PayPal invoice after which you should promptly recieve an email with download instructions.

~ Kimberly

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mark Making with Nature Book Combo Special

Sunday, August 21st ONLY!!!
This is all three books, Compost Dyeing, Mark Making with Nature, and Rust and Clay dyeing being offered as a package for $30.00.  The price is normally $40.00 for the book package deal!

Artistically Speaking Live Interview!

Just recieved my transcript for tomorrows live interview with Rebecca Parsons of Artistically Speaking live at 6 pm eastern time.  Lots to think about on why I work with natural dyes, etc., before tomorrows show!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oak Leaf Cloth

I wasn't too thrilled about having our oak trees pruned in July but it needed to be done as I could no longer see to safely back out of the driveway, oak trees pick the darnest time to have a growth spurt.  So I pulled a bunch of the red oak and burr oak leaves aside in addition to some acorns and put them in a metal pan until I was ready to use them.  And then it rained, and rained, and rained, and rained.  The end result was an oak leaf acorn soup.  So today I will dye some cotton yardage and see what I come up with.

I added some rusted coffee tin lids in between the layers of fabric as I shoved it into a five gallon plastic bucket.

Final layer of oak leaves, branches, and acorns.

Topped off with rain water, that had been sitting for several days in another bucket, and a lid to keep the skeeters out.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Constructed Rusted Cloth

I had put together a zine sometime ago on how to make constructed cloth with silk carrier rods, and found it while cleaning up some folders on my computer.  This is one of the samples.

Dye Studio Update 080511

The blast furnace heat now seems to be behind us! This coming weekend I will be making bundles and posting information in my new pages section of this blog and over at The Natural Surface Network.