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Sunday, September 20, 2009
Fabric Dyeing week-end
The scheduled fabric dyeing week-end was hot, but the ladies were cool, as they filled their jars full of dyes and pre-soaked fabrics. The class was given through our local Sierra Mountain Quilters Asso. at my studio in Coarsegold. We use wide mouth jars, personally, I like the pasta sauce jars I get at Costco, because I can stuff lots of fabric in one.. Everyone brought 12 jars, and we were using 3 Procion colors , Turquoise, Fuchsia Red and Golden Yellow. There are so many variables when mixing these colors together, but that was for another day. Today they were just learning the basics in Fabric Dyeing.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,