Author Archives: ruthlane

Win a New Knitting Book!

We were contacted by Sellers Publishing again to see if we would review a couple of their new books. They generously offered to have a book giveaway without limiting it to a certain area. We have no connection with Sellers … Continue reading

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Using the Screen Printed Rusted Paper

I showed you last week how we made screen printed rusted designs. I haven’t used any of the fabric yet but I did make some greeting cards from the paper. I like to have greeting cards on hand so if … Continue reading

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Screen Printing with Rust

My local surface design group started meeting again this past week. We always take of a couple of months in the summer but we were all raring to go when we met last week. Bunny had found an article in … Continue reading

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How To Make a Felt Kindle Fire Case

I have been having a few technological difficulties lately. First my Kindle Fire tablet stopped charging itself. It was just finicky for a while but then it wouldn’t charge at all. Suddenly I had no books to read. I knew … Continue reading

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Dyed Poppies

I recently wrote about this piece because I couldn’t get the blue dye to stay in my green mixtures for the leaves of the poppies. I solved that problem by adding Dye-Na-Flow paint. This is what the piece looked like … Continue reading

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Mysterious, Disappearing Blue Dye

My local surface design group doesn’t meet in the summer months but we had a challenge for over the summer. Each of us was to use surface design techniques on a 2 yard piece of silk. I can’t remember exactly … Continue reading

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Green Notebook Completed

I finished up my green studies notebook. I didn’t add anything else but leaves but I may add a few thread studies and green photos later. I had high hopes for the leaves preserved with glycerine. They looked really good … Continue reading

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