Dyeing to learn dyeing? Fabric !

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Have you ever wanted to learn the intimidating art of dyeing fabric? I know that if you’re a quilt artist , you probably do, that’s if you ain’t already proficient at it. I am fascinated to learn, intimidated yes, but really want to in the worst way [ I use silk painting on my work, it’s similar,  permanent and gives me the control I want] but I always  feel I’m missing out on something. Well, Diannajessie’blog  http://diannajessie.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/fabric-dyeing-is-there-a-right-time-to-start/#comment-2697 has the answer for you. She has gathered a whole list of references that will provide just the help and confidance to try it. Head on over if you’re feeling that you’re missing out on something too. I’ll see you there.

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Barbara Harms Fiber Art & MoreBarbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach I come from a family filled with many artists.s always played a role in my life, in one form or another. By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting.I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild, at 15, the youngest member at that time. I was totally out of my league, a kid among so many serious adult artists. But to be there, exposed to art in that way was quite an experience. I was enraptured, soaking up. I tried to go unnoticed, just a fly on the wall, mute, a big ole smile plastered on my face. soaking it all up. I tryed to go unnoticed; a mute teenager, eyes wide opened and a huge smile plastered across my face. I’m pretty I was noticed, a mute kid with an enraptured look on my face. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, one being raising my wonderful children. My circumstances have changed, the kids grown, I had more time and Art was like theorpy for me. I was introduced to the world of quilting & fell in love. I did miss the creative freedom painting afforded. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. themselves, my appproacj response js an instinctual one. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifingvl. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Https://barbaraharms.com Contact: inquiry Personal Links kool


  1. Thanks for your post Barbara – I’m so glad that sharing useful information helps us all – now I need to get started on dyeing. Maybe the book and e-book will be my first investments:) Have a great week. Dianna


  2. I have been wanting to dye too. I was direct to Dharma on the internet. I am going to try heliographic dyeing since I have an abundance of sunshine where I live and it doesn’t require all the harsh chemicals and is less expensive.


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