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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Post your CRAFTY Tattoos! on: November 07, 2013 03:08:56 PM
it's reversed in the pic- but it's the digits of pi, a color wheel, the golden spiral, math and scissors. All my jams in one <3 No threads or needles yet.
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Putting Image on Fleece Fabric Help Please on: December 07, 2008 01:47:24 PM
look for a screenprinting/embroidery shop that does digital printing on dark fabrics.

i work at a place that does this- but we only have the capacity to print on light colored fabrics/
its a giant printer you load your garment onto and the computer will print on it.

pretty cool.
good luck!
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Batiking - brand spankin' new! on: September 02, 2008 07:04:45 PM
how old are the kids?

ive taught dyeing before to 5 year olds- pretty cool- they need major plastic protection :lol:

i'd be leery about teaching them real batik - because it involves hot melted wax and it burns a lot when you get it on your skin.

Dharma trading makes a good seaweed based resist that imitates wax well called InkoResist that washes out with water- the only thing is you cant dunk the piece in- you have to surface apply the dye by paintbrush or squeezie bottle.... 
.... the resist takes a whole day to harden before you can move to the next step though.

ive heard of people using elmers blue washable gel glue as resist as well Smiley

good luck!
4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: questions about procion mx dyes on: September 02, 2008 06:58:47 PM
i mostly soak my items first (whether it be straight up fabric or already tied up projects) and then dye them.

i soak in 1 gallon of water per cup of soda ash.

getting all the liquid out of the fabric before you dye is a good idea- the more soaked the fabric- the less the dye will pop. a trick is to get all your soaked items- and instead of wringing them out- throw them in a washer's spin cycle- this gets all the extra liquid out of the material and it rocks.
you can dry it on a line outside- and then you will have a dry piece of prepared fabric that you just dye with procion dyes, mixed with water and urea if you like. (personally i dont usually use urea)
already-tied pieces should be kept wet  until their dyed- plastic bags work awesome.

if i do a straight up dunk and dyebath- the soda ash will go into the whole mix.

although i have found that soaking a piece that was dried with the soda ash in it in just dye and water for 24 hours works too.

5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Alice In Wonderland Storybook Dress on: June 14, 2008 05:26:07 AM
absolutely smashing! Cheesy
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: batik dandelion dress on: April 30, 2008 04:01:57 PM
nope. i just kinda eyed it up and went.

ive made a million dresses like that and it eventually becomes like breathing Smiley

thanks, folks Smiley
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: No one expects the Monty Python swap, round 2! on: September 20, 2007 05:40:12 AM
oh - i'd def. be down for this....

8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: simple soy wax batik, w/ pics on: September 14, 2007 06:04:13 AM
just gorgeous! love both those pieces...

i was always curious about the soy wax- thanks for the info on it.


9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: WOO HOO My very first official spinning project is FINALLY FINISHED!! on: September 03, 2007 10:56:35 AM
WOW- you are a GODDESS!!!!

that coat is AWESOME!

go on wit yo bad self, mama-- your love and passion SHINE through every inch of it!!!

10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow Blend Necklace on: September 03, 2007 08:20:22 AM
that one one spiffy necklace!!!

right on.
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