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Not all Reds are the same.

If you have ever asked for help finding the perfect Red, you will know the first thing I will ask you is “Blue or Orange based Red?”  I thought it was time that I explained just what that means.  Above you will see three Reds, Cherry Red, Scarlet and Emotion Red.  All three of the Reds are hand dyed using the same amount of dye, the same fabric and dyed on the same day.  Can you see the change in tone?  Cherry Red has the most Orange tone to it, thus is an Orange based Red.  Scarlet is a deeper Red but still, has that warm Orange undertone and is an Orange based Red.  Emotion Red has a cool undertone, deeper and richer, Blue based Red.

First Day of Marbling!

Big sigh!  Today was the first day of Marbling in almost a year.  A bit shaky at first, then muscle memory took over.  Happy Dance is in order.

I chose Sun as the first color this year because it makes me happy.

You will be able to view the different designs on my website in about sixteen days.  Why so long?  The fabric must cure for two weeks, wash, dry and iron, followed by scanning, watermarking, edit and adding to site.

Sad to say I selected and put a new Featured Fabric on my website and then space cadeted and forgot to post on FB and Blog. Just catching up. Scarlet in Dragon Wings Design. Scarlet is an orange based red, Dragon Wings design was named by you.

Been using all of that wonderful snow to dye fabric.  I have just over 200 pieces dyed, now the ironing begins.  It takes a while.  I watch DVD’s while ironing, stocked up at the library before all of the new snow arrived.  Hope to have new pieces on my website soon. 

Snow Wonderland

Miss Molly loves snow and if you think she is patiently waiting, we have already been for our walk and sh want to go again.  We were without power last night, read books, went to bed and woke up to power and snow.
I love how snow adds depth and dimension to everything.  Filled up the birdfeeder, like to keep our feathered friends happy in the snow.
Amazing how the flakes stick to just about everything.
Yes, this means I will be snow dying today!

Playing with Color Mixing

I am playing with color mixing. Ocean is the latest mix. Teal and Purple. Both colors are my own mix.  The color variation it produces is amazing.  I have some other ideas up my sleeve. Yes, you can find it on my website www.marbled-arts.com  I also have dyed some my Cotton Scarves.  I think I will have a hard time letting them go.ocean_darkocean

chocolate_dragonwings

Fall is officially here, that makes me think of a mug of Hot Chocolate.  Now I am not talking about Milk Chocolate, but rich Dark Chocolate.  Luscious, yummy really Dark Chocolate in the Waved Icarus Design.

Yardage Chart

Keep having to look up fabric measurements?  Created this handy Yardage Chart!
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