Category Archives: Hand dyed fabric

Not everything needs to be quilted? –right?

Although I love to quilt everything, sometimes people say they’re afraid to cut up hand dyed fabric. Although I’m a strong advocate for using your beautiful fabrics, and trust me your fabrics would rather be in a quilt than in your closet (they tell me this during my one on one dyeing time with them).  There are other options.

Firey mountains landscape hand dye - hand dyed cotton wrapped around archival stretcher, ready for handing
Firey mountains landscape hand dye – hand dyed cotton wrapped around archival stretcher, ready for handing
Hand dyed landscape line - hand dyed cotton wrapped around archival stretcher, ready for handing
Hand dyed landscape line – hand dyed cotton wrapped around archival stretcher, ready for handing

Here are two hand dyed fabrics from my landscape line simply wrapped around a stretcher. Just one of the many alternative options!  These will be available at the Powder Hollow Brewery event this Sunday.

Road to California nearing the Finish Line

My apologies for not posting, between the holidays and preparing to vend a Road to California with hand dyed fabric, hand painted cheese cloth and other items it’s been an all-out race to the finish line. My flight is fast approaching so I hope to ship some of the products on Monday and bring the rest in my suitcase and carry on, at least my carry on will be lighter on the way home LOL.

Here are my holiday puppies, they loved their stockings Christmas morning!!

Merry Christmas - Pete & Bella 2015
Merry Christmas – Pete & Bella 2015

And here is what I’ve really been up to – a couple new hand dyed designs, the ones below are a Mandala design.

Hand Dyed Mandala Green & Purple
Hand Dyed Mandala Green & Purple

 

Hand dyed Mandala Pink & Yellow
Hand dyed Mandala Pink & Yellow

I’m off to rinse and wash the sky fabric tonight along with rinsing one of my “Kitchen Sink” fabrics made from the left over dyes (I throw everything in but the kitchen sink), I love it when it’s all about serendipity and there’s no stress!!

RELAX – Live music, Art, Antiques & Artisans

Flights of Fancy Open House Feb. 29, 2015
Flights of Fancy Open House Feb. 29, 2015

Where will I be the Sunday after Thanksgiving ( November 29th, 2015)??? – at one of my favorite events of the year – Flights of Fancy Gallery’s Open House.    Why might you ask is this one of my favorite events, because of the combination of happenings occurring simultaneously:

FIRE - fiber wall art by Charlie
FIRE – fiber wall art by Charlie
  • Live Music – acoustic guitar played by fingerstyle guitarist Glenn Roth 12:30 – 3:30 http://www.glennroth.com/
  • Artisans – invade the Antique shop co-located with the Gallery – this year has a French Open Market theme so the variety of artists should be intriguing (click on the postcard above to see more details)
  • Art – Flights of Fancy Gallery in the lower level offers the work of painters, potters, fiber artist, photographers, glass artist, twig furniture maker, felted accessories and more. The products range from bookmarks to framed oil paintings, etc. http://www.pondhousebb.com/html/artgallery.htm
  • Antiques – from furniture to collectibles, I always find something I can’t live without (last year was a working Treadle Sewing Machine that became a Christmas present from my Honey) http://mallardsnest.com/
  • Food – the Gallery owner Georgia is a wonderful baker, she makes breads, treats and drink
fiber wall art
fiber wall art by Charlie

It’s a laid back end to a busy long weekend, a place to just relax, enjoy some music and take in some art.  It’s also the perfect place to find that certain something for that someone who has everything.  Hope you can make it!

Flights of Fancy Gallery, 17 Crystal Lake Rd, Stafford Springs, CT