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Almost at the Finish Line!

Bundle, Steam, Print! is in final formatting & goes to the printer in a few days!

So excited to share this FUN & colorful book with all of you. Lots of photos, recipes and 5 easy projects. The FIRST book of its kind with ACTUAL step by step instructions!

Ready to ship May 15th, right into your hands so you can start playing with leaves & flowers on your own or with friends.

Leave me a note here to get on the first 250 book purchase list: fyberfiend@yahoo.com

I’m teaching DYE Wild at Fiber in the Forest, May 17, 18, 19 & will have it with me for my first book “signing”! Exciting…..

There may be a couple of spots left in this class. Contact Eugene Textile Center to register.

Camp Myrtlewood, Oregon Coast Range. 3 day workshop, lovely meals, dorms, lots of FUN! $425

Eco-Print Recipes

Enhanced with Natural Dyes

& Indigo…….Coming Soon!

Bundle, Steam, Print!

My new book will be available in Spring of 2019! So exciting to venture into this “new to me” realm. Teaching this subject has been such a JOY! Writing about it came naturally. I realized the industry needed a Recipe Book that could share the actual process, Step by step. Hooray! My goal is to get people started and demystify the ingredients for those NEW to Eco-Printing as well as challenging the experienced dyers.

Encrusted Slides and Beads

HOT Textiles!  No piece of felt is safe in the studio now……

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That would be Eco-Felt, from recycled Milk Bottles, not Wool Felt.

What a process, 7 to 8 steps for “Composing” these little Gems.  SO lacy and distressed.

I will call this a Mixed-Media Soft Sculpture Bead, Scarf Slide Size and LG Bead Size.

Heated Felt, Metallic Paint, tiny Pearls, GLITTER and a few other tricks make these Bewitching!

Very complex in nature, but light as a Feather!  Each one is Unique…..

I want to KEEP them all….but have decided to share them with YOU.

Will be featuring them at a  Fiber Festival near you soon….Stay Tuned!

 

I can’t Stop!

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Tiny Adorable Felt Messenger Bags!

I was collecting so many of these Not Quite Square pieces of Felt from teaching a INTRO to Feltmaking class at Eugene Textile Center that I realized I needed to MAKE something out of them.  I started folding them in different ways and you know I just love the Triangles in life, so here they Leapt into Life as pointy-pint sized Messenger Bags, each one with a unique twist in the design and finishing.  A button here, part of a Doily there…..maybe a tassel or a row of beads….and the stitching, oh the stitching.  There is something about the way the sewing machine needle pierces the buttery texture of the felt fabric that is oh so yummy and satisfying.  Next on the list is a group of Scottish Highland Plaids, a really easy and Fun way to approach felt color design. Can you tell that I am reading OUTLANDER!  Och Aye……Mmphm.

Lucky me, I have such a TACTILE life!   Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee

HumBug Guild – Teaching on the GO!

The Humbug Mountain Guild hired me to teach 3 classes for them this last weekend.

Saturday was:  Eco-Print – AM   FEAST Art Yarn  PM

Sunday was: Adventures in Color – Drum Carding

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Layout of dyestuffs


Finished Scarf Indigo dipped

Finished Scarf
Indigo dipped


Feast ART Yarns

Feast ART Yarns


Adventures in Color Triad SWIRL

Adventures in Color
Triad SWIRL

A reminder that ANY Guild can hire me to teach.  Just give me a jingle fyberfiend@yahoo.com

I have a Menu of class offerings that I can send for your review!

Fiber in The Forest 2015

Color CAMP pics to get Y’all excited for the Retreat

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Eco-Print on Silk

Acid Dyeing

Acid Dyeing

Colorplay on Cellulose

Colorplay on Cellulose