How to ice dye

Ice dyeing is one of those crafts that is easy, colorful, and creates an impressive and interesting effect. Here's what you need to DIY: A bag of ice White fabric--jersey or loose woven cotten, linen, or hemp work well A window screen or sieve Procion Mx Dye in preferred colors Soda ash Dawn dishwashing soap A few buckets, one to mix ...

Dishtowel

I've had some gorgeous (and expensive) woven ikat fabric in my stash for several months.  The pattern is woven in, so that it's the same on both sides.    My original plan was to use it as trim and sleeves on a denim dress, but I realized that there wasn't enough material.   However, the material is soft and absorbent, ...

Featured Artist: Swanky Egg

When I was building the goattoman, I became pretty much obsessed with how to craft animal shapes.  Not being much of a sculptor myself, I achieved something goat-like by a ton of trial and error. In my research, I gained a lot of respect for the fabric artists out there who make imaginative critters.   Recently I came across the whimsical ...