Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fabric Stash 053112

I'm still sorting through my fabric stash of natural and compost dyed fabrics trying to find a lost piece of pigment painted fabric.  I still haven't found the piece I'm looking for, I may just have to repaint some fabric so that I can work on my project!

eBook Issues Resolved!!!

I found out this afternoon that some of the eBooks on CD are no longer working with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat (Mac version) if you bought one of my eBooks on disc and it is not working to please let me know when you bought the book(s) and I'll send a digital download instead.

Mark Making with Nature eBook is available for digital download in my shop!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

WIP - Corn No. 50

Yes it really IS assymetrical!  It's waiting for it's frame.

Sorting Fabric

Sorting fabrics for future projects, and more specifically looking for a piece of pigment painted fabric that I've been really wanting to work with in a new project.

Rust dyed commercial fabrics from 2005/06 sitting atop a pile of hand painted fabrics from 2003-2006.  The log cabin block piece I made back in 1994 when I took a hand dyeing class from Priscilla Sage at Iowa State University.

Bound Resist fabrics, top, from 1994 and screen printed hand dyed fabrics from 2005.

Some of my older hand dyed and hand painted fabrics that I've been sorting through for various projects.
A pink piece I made from my screen printing squeegie scrapings, from a class I took with Tim McIllrath in 1994.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

In Today's Email!!!

It's emails like this one that make really make my day, my week actually!!!

Dear Kimberley:

I downloaded the 4 book e-package last night. Just wanted to thank you and let you know that the process worked very smoothly. The download went without a hitch – even on my sometimes glitchy laptop. The books look very professional and crammed with great information. Now to find time to read and learn!

Best wishes,


Thank you so much Jenny for your kind words!  I can't wait to see what your results!!!

Jenny has been rust dyeing some already, check out her work on her blog sevengablehouseart

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Pear Tree Dye Project

The wind took out my beloved pear tree last week, so this week we will be cutting it up into managable pieces, the leaves, bark, and smaller limbs will be used for dyeing fabric and yarn.  Am thinking of breaking out the large cast iron cauldron and making up a large dye vat.

eBook Sale ends this Sunday!

eBook Spring Sale ends this coming Sunday!  It's time to start those natural dye and rust dye bundles with this years botanical wonders!