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« on: June 22, 2018 12:37:39 PM »

So a couple of year ago the amazing Alwaysinmyroom taught all of us at the Craftster Canada Meetup how to dye fabric the traditional Japanese way using a technique called shibori.  We all LOVED it and had so much fun!  My mom nicknamed Always "Shibori" and still refers to her by that name to this day.  When we got home my mom and Lana continued to dye cloth.  

Fast forward 2 years.  Lana wanted to make something for her teachers as a thank you and decided on making scarves for them.  I had picked up a dozen of them for $1 at ACMoore last summer at their clearance event so they were there sitting in our drawer waiting for someone to get inspired and use them.

Lana got her marbles, rubber bands, blocks of wood, coins, dye, etc. and started tying away.  Mind you there were only 3 days left till the end of school when she started so it was a bit frenzied.  She was also baking for her classmates, writing thank you letters, and making gifts for her friends.  I was making candy leis and trying to help her juggle everything.  It was sheer craziness.

Anyhow after several hours of trying different techniques she ended up with these:

Thank you Always for teaching all of us a skill that is both fun and educational.  It is just like Christmas when you unwrap these...a wonderful surprise.  Hopefully her teachers will love them as much as she does.  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018 01:52:39 PM »

This is the most wonderful thing, just beautiful and brilliant. I love it!

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018 11:25:48 PM »

Just....Lovely.  They look elegant.  Well done!!

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018 07:49:03 AM »

What a wonderful and talented person Lana is. Her scarves are beautiful, just like her!

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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018 08:22:00 AM »

Awesome shibori scarves; I like the first one, on the couch, with radiating, wave-like lines the best out of the group.  Your daughter was super busy and generous--most teens I know are just interested in their upcoming summer plans when school gets out (and I was the same way when I was that age), not making gifts for others like yours--you done raised her right!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018 09:19:40 AM »

These are so great and what lovely, thoughtful gifts! The whole story behind their creation by Lana is a wonderful testament to the power of the love of craft.

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2018 09:21:50 AM »

This is giving me flashback of the meet up!  Smiley Smiley Smiley Such a happy time. And the scarves have turned out fantastic!! I'm sure Lana's teachers will love them - and if they don't you know a pack of craftsters that will happily give them a good home  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018 02:00:48 PM »

Aw, thanks all!

Lana was raised on Craftster's love and has all of you to thank for instilling in her the awesomeness of making things for others.  Smiley  She is having so much fun now engaging other kids in crafting monster stuffies, painted rocks, bookmarks, etc for children's hospitals and giving out books to underserved children.  It is really neat to see these little seeds taking off.  Smiley


I found more scarves in my stash so I'll be ready the next time the urge to dye hits her.  LOL.

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018 12:19:49 PM »

Wow, these are simply gorgeous!  What a beautiful gift for her teachers.

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018 08:50:24 AM »

Gorgeous scarfs! How long until Lana is old enough to be a Craftster member?

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