Category Archives: Dyeing

St Kitts Island Quilt

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary on a cruise in the Caribbean. One of my favorite tours was on the island of St Kitts which is known for its batiks made on the island since the seventies. Caribelle Batiks is … Continue reading

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Sewist: The New Sewing Social Network

It’s been a little over a month since the new Sewist.com site opened. It’s a place where members can share sewing and crafting projects, review and comment on projects, and socialize in groups. You can search through hundreds of patterns in our growing database … Continue reading

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Riding that Train….

I’m so impressed with all of the entries for the Indie Dress Contest! There are some awesome makes using unique indie patterns. Many of which are brand new to me. It’s so neat to see what they look like on real people! Here … Continue reading

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Sewing Round Up 2014

Another fun and fabulous year of sewing is coming to an end! I enjoyed every minute of it too. It was a wonderful experience to edit for Lekala, participate in the Monthly Stitch, and be a member of The Ready … Continue reading

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Peruvian Textiles and Machu Picchu!

  My daughter and I went on a short trip to Peru last week. Of course, the biggest attraction was the ancient Inca village high up in the Andes mountains. My daughter hiked 10 beautiful breathtaking miles to reach the … Continue reading

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Roses for your Birthday!

Happy Birthday TMS! What a great year it has been too. I appreciate all of your time and effort in creating and managing this wonderful site. You have given us the opportunity to come together and share our common interests.  Thank … Continue reading

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Interview with…. Barbara from Lekala!

Interview with…. Barbara from Lekala!.

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Double Bow Back Tops

Again, as I did for my own sparkly bow back top around Christmas, I used Lekala Sewing Pattern Company  pattern # 4284. I input the measurements of the girls I made them for, and then printed the patterns out and taped them together. … Continue reading

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Shibori Fish Scale Top

Fabric: Medium Stretch Jersey Knit from Dharma Trading Company Pattern: Lekala.co:  – Top – Sewing Pattern #4020 Year: contemporary Notions:  Procion Dye in Yucca and Marigold Time to complete:  Several days, for the dying process,  about 1.5 hours to sew First worn: April 10, … Continue reading

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Japanese Robe

Fabric: Silk Habotai 8mm- 45″ wide-  3 yards. Pattern: Lekala.co: Short Dressing Gown – Sewing Pattern #5247 Year: contemporary Notions: thread, fabric dye, resist, string, paintbrushes Time to complete:  About 3 days. First worn: March 23, 2014 Wear again? Yes! During the … Continue reading

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