What do you think dyers can do better? Part 2

On April first I posted the following question on the QuiltArt List: What can dyers do better? Specifically, what can I do, or do better for you? It was not intended as an April Fool’s post, nor did anyone take it as such. Here’s the second answer I received: I don’t do dyeing so I’m […]

What do you think dyers can do better? Part 1

A week ago I posted the following question on the QuiltArt List: What can dyers do better? Specifically, what can I do, or do better for you? Here’s the first answer I received:    I did a lot of dyeing earlier in my quilting life, and then I decided that buying interesting pieces from other […]

True Confessions

Yesterday I woke up with an insight. Now, this might not be a big deal for you, but I don’t DO insight. 🙂 So here goes:My livelihood depends upon friends giving me money. They’re not giving it up for nothing, but it feels that way!Talk about undervaluing what you do! It’s probably some degree of […]

All’s well, and a link

Hi folks – a friend posted a nice quote on Facebook about stress. Gave me a reason to ‘pull up the big girl panties.’ You can see it at: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.reber.35 The skirts have been re-dyed – took about an hour, and I’ll be able to iron them while I watch the ball game tonight. (See the picture […]

Fabrics

In 2011 I had access to a photographing microscope, so of course I had to take pictures of fabric. The first is cotton sateen, and I think it’s very interesting. The rest are cool, too. My descriptions are not at all technical, and might be wrong. It’s just what I’ve picked up over time. I […]

Pleased with myself

OK, Mom & Dad always said “Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back.” But my deadlines for the week are over and I’ve made some good progress. Here’s a quick shot of the 25 or so fabrics I dyed for Kate. I hope she likes them.As always, I’ve learned a bit from doing […]

Gender and ignorance (and humor)

Just found this draft – it was going to be a reply to a post on QuiltArt in January 2011, but my mind started wandering down so many avenues I didn’t know where to start. I (and my husband) have often been entertained by different incidents relating to being the ‘wrong’ milieu. It helps to […]

Omnibus*

DippyDyeversity 9/5 Have spent the holiday weekend getting ready for the show at Oaks. In addition to doing some vat dyeing, I made a list of all the different products I dye and the techniques I use; it turned out to be a lot! The products include cottons, of course: broadcloth, canvas, muslin, sateen, velveteen […]

Tempus Fugit, I think

Good thing I can look it up in the dictionary. Anyhow, time does fly. Well, before I start kvetching about having too much to do, I should say that the reason I was inspired to post again was that I now, suddenly, have over 30 followers! Thank you all so much! I’m sorry I don’t […]

Reviews and Previews

Hard to believe 6 weeks have passed since I last posted. If troubles come in threes, we’ve had it for a while. After the bad brake incident in September, we came home to a hole in the roof, with water running down from the third floor to the entrance hall.  Yuck. Got it fixed (there […]