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!

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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

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.

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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!