Posts Tagged ‘RIT dye’

It’s been a week for dyeing

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This week I have been preparing samples for taping a Quilting Arts TV segment next month about creating dye color recipes.Here’s a little sneak peek Tweet


Dyeing for some recipes

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For the last week I have been creating new color dye recipes using Rit to match some of the 2011 Pantone Fashion colors for Spring and Fall that Rit does not presently have in their color formula guide, but will be adding soon. I also spent some time mixing a few new colors using Rit’s […]


Try your hand at the first Rit Creative Challenge!

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1. Share Your CreativityThe first Rit Creative Challenge is themed around UPCYCLING, which is defined as: Laying hands on potential throwaways andbreathing new life, quality and value into the result. All you need to do is upload a do-it-yourself upcycling project to the community — a project that showcases some creative way you transformed a […]


Remember this?

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Last February I told you I was working on a project I couldn’t talk about, well, now I can! I was dyeing silk for an article for Vogue Patterns Magazine. This is the August/September issue. I dyed rayon/silk velvet with a variety of hand dye techniques using Rit dye to make a scarf using 6 […]


Dyeing silk with Rit

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I am working on a project right now, sorry I can’t tell you about it, you’ll have to wait until summer before I can talk, but anyways, I have been dying silk dupioni and rayon-silk velvet with Rit dye. Holy cow the color is amazing. The silk dupioni dyes beautifully. The velvet is insanely rich […]


Dyed Batting Pillows

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I made these pillows from cotton batting for RIT to use in their booth at the CHA conference in Anaheim, CA.Thanks for the pictures Jamie.There’s my quilt that was used in Quilting Arts TV episode 312 and for my article in the December 2008 issue of Quilting Arts magazine. I also had a few things […]


North Suburban Needle Arts Guild

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This week I gave a lecture and taught two workshops for the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild. What a great guild, there are quilters, doll makers, beaders, knitters, etc., basically all kinds fiber artists. I taught Painting Fabric for Whole Cloth Quilts the first day and using Tsukineko Inks the second day. Because I consider […]


Caught in the act.

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How could anyone resist a soft pile of freshly dyed cotton batting to snuggle up in? Unfortunately for Abby, that batting needed to be used for something else. A project for RIT dye.


Mixing RIT dyes for new colors

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When I was working on the project for RIT, I experimented with creating some of my favorite jewel tone colors. I found that I could create a really nice range of bright and earthy colors. These are some of my favorite color combinations.The wonderful thing about low immersion dyeing is getting the range of values […]


Dyeing Batting with Rit

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Now that my article on low immersion dyeing with RIT from the December 2008 Quilting Arts magazine has been published, I can show you photos of the artwork I made for RIT to use on a segment of Quilting Arts TV for season 3. The third season should begin in January. The episode that RIT […]


Dyeing with RIT

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A month or two ago I mentioned that I had done a project for RIT dye for Quilting Arts TV. I actually made three projects for the RIT representative to use on the show because I had too many different ideas to stop at one. They taped the show at the end of August and […]