Recycling is important (Throwback Thursday)

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This post dates from January 2017. And I couldn’t say it any better now! Yesterday, in addition to my last post here on the blog, I also got a newsletter out. This morning I checked the report from MailChimp on my phone. I’m incredibly bad about checking the “metrics” and today I just happened to […]

What to do in a pandemic?

Why, dye fabric, of course! Since early March I have embarked on the latest edition of dyeing solid fabrics in colors not offered by commercial fabric companies. The picture at left shows the samples I dyed of 69 colors. They were all supposed to be shades – pure hues with grey or black added – […]

A Vision Board

I’ve never made a vision board before. Finding pictures to show what I want and need to focus on, then cut and pasting them was just too much work. I finally decided to check out a YouTube video and ‘got permission’ to make a digital one. The video was also helpful with ideas of what […]

Looking ahead

Well, the truth is that I get focused on today, and don’t spend much time ‘thinking great thoughts’ like the scarecrow could after he got a brain. It’s just so much more fun playing with fabric! 2019 was a pretty good year, with happy successes and a few failures. It helped me realize that I’m […]

Your chance to tell me where to go!

“How can I help you?” Millions of people are letting Alexa, Siri and others help them with trivia, homework, how-to instructions and more. What I can’t ask the computer is how I can help you. Dyeing fabric is something I love more than chocolate, but running this business can be a challenge.  One fabric has […]

Taking the plunge!

Well, I gave myself a deadline, and by jingo, I’m going to hit it. The new blog and website go live today, even if they are less than perfect. Want an idea of how I feel about that? And if you want to learn more about all things DippyDyes, join our mailing list! Just click […]

2019 Schedule!

There are just 25 days left this year. Yikes!! Time to share the plans for the new year. Click on the links below to get more information and Sign Up!Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival: February 28 – March 3.Metro Modern Quilt Guild, New York, New York: Saturday, April 6 (Vending)Quiltfest Lancaster: May 9 – 11 at the […]

Doesn’t everyone use three timers at once?

At DippyDyes, we dye a lot of solid fabric. The easiest way to do this is with a washing machine. For three-yard pieces, a table top washer is ideal. The washer does the stirring for you, because if you want solid fabrics, you must stir. A lot. And then stir some more. Up to 90 […]

Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop

Oh, my. Where to start! This 12th century quote is attributed to St. Bernard: “Hell is full of good intentions or desires.” (That’s a hint.) Cheryl Sleboda annually holds a blog hop focused on cleaning our studios. When she announced it, I thought the timing couldn’t be better. I had just acquired this: That is […]

We’re working on a new site!

Friday, 3/30/18: My how the time has flown. This post started three weeks ago when I first installed WordPress. I’m still in the midst of working on the new website, and transferring all my old blog posts over here. Meanwhile, I’ve wiped all my inventory out (again) over on DippyDyes.com, so, to save money, I’m […]