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This is EXCITING! Bundle, Steam, Print!

The pdf is ready for those of you who wanted an electronic file. YAY.

If you live outside the US, you can now download the pdf & save on shipping!

Just click on the Bundle, Steam, Print! Tab ABOVE, then scroll down to BUY NOW.

Your pdf will arrive in your INBOX – ASAP! NO later than 12-24 hours.

This is not a condensed version, its the WHOLE book!

Great instructions to get you started, beautiful photos & projects too.

SNEAK PEEK – Showcase below…..

Colorful bundles ready to steam. Naturally dyed – Silk Habotai bases.

ABOVE: Beautiful Leather – dyed in Osage – Is this pretty or what?

ABOVE: Chapter 6 – Indigo offers so many options for Eco-Print!

ABOVE: Wowzers! Cochineal with a Titanium Blanket…..Blazing COLOR.


Matty cloth – Multiple Reactive Blankets – Plus stitching!

ABOVE: Sigh…..I LOVE this piece! SOFT Wool matty cloth, Fresh Indigo base dye, Kermes dye blanket OVER various Maple, Weld Florets, Oak & Poinsettia.

New! PDF Version Now Available for $30

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The Internet is a very busy place over the next several days!

Trouble with the Pay Now button? Can’t tell if its PayPal or WordPress…

CONTACT ME: fyberfiend123@gmail.com. and I will send the PayPal

Invoice directly to you…..Then the pdf! Right away. Thanks for your patience.

The objects of my affliction……

Suitcases….my tiny collection of vintages from Starline, Samsonite, Carilite & Wheary.

I’m in a holding pattern (for collecting) at the moment since we are living in the small house. My criteria for adopting one of these beauties is that they have all of their hardware & the insides must be immaculate.

The Amelia Earhart is one of my faves. Peach silk pongee interior with nice grosgrain ribbon tie- downs.

Makes me want to wrap a silk scarf around my neck, put on a glam pair of sunglasses & go on a trip in a sexy convertible.

My Oxblood Samsonite Briefcase is a rare one. A complete office that sits in your lap. I have not ever seen another one.

And my latest beauty!

Blue Marble Samsonite Closet.

I’m in LOVE…..this one has it all.

That is my confession today!

I love these for organizing & storing Handspun Yarns, Art Supplies, Fiber & Fabric.

Give a shout out if you are a FAN of Vintage Suitcases.

Until next time….JANIS

Celebrate! The Eco-Print book is ready to ship.

Omg! So excited to share this with all of you…..click on the tab above to order.

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.

I can’t Stop!


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

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

EUREKA! I have struck GOLD – Mushroom that is!!!

On a recent walk around the Eugene West/Downtown neighborhood…..found this lovely Pisolithus Tinctorious..AKA Dead Man’s Foot..Fungi.


Kind of GROSS looking but it dyes the most beautiful Brown/Gold.Depending on the after bath or Modifier, it can be brassy or really Chocolate.

Easy to use, just CHOP it up and put into a mesh bag, submerge into a pot of water and simmer you can add wool fleece or yarn, with our without a mordant such as ALUM.  Let cool overnight.

Rinse and spin out in the washing machine….ENJOY!  One of many wonders from NATURE……


Fall Color Abounds……..

Burnished Reds, Burgundy, Deep Oranges, Tawny Browns, Rich Golds and a Smidgen of Sinister Green…….

Fall Colors

I am so ready for the seasonal changes that bring these colors out in nature.

Building a batch of Spinnable FEAST for the upcoming Fiber Festivals in the Pacific Northwest….it is decidedly AUTUMN!

I hope to see some of you this weekend at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds for Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival.

The dyelots! booth in the 4-H building will be showing off the NEW Zephyr Turkish spindle and Pixy Mini-Noddy

Celebrating Sweater weather and all things FLUFF related!