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My last dyeing session was all about Gradients. I go through phases when different products inspire me more than others and I'm absolutely on a Gradient kick right now. So are my customers! We are in sync and I like that. I have 2 new Gradients this week and 3 more are back in stock.
This new Gradient is inspired by the colors of traditional purple bearded iris. Iris are my favorite flowers. They remind me of my Grandmother and her huge Iris planting bed. It had to be at least 20 feet long and 4 feet deep and was all iris and spectacular. Iris are great for people like me, born without green thumbs. Iris are really hard to kill so they have to be my favorite flower.
With this gradient I was going for a "rolling fog" effect and I just had to name it for one of the foggiest cities in the world. San Francisco seems to show up on every list of "foggiest cities". The one time I visited there it was bright and sunny the entire visit. This gradient will be a perfect background for dusk seaside scene.
Gradients Back in Stock
This week I have 3 Gradients back in stock.
Holiday Shopping Guide
Are you looking for a perfect holiday gift for one of your quilty friends? I have a few ideas for you!
I used to offer gift certificates but no longer do that because a surprising number of them just are never used. I do not like to see people wasting their hard-earned money. Instead I've selected a few items that I think would make perfect gifts.
If you would like I can gift wrap your gift and ship it directly to your recipient. Just leave a note in the comment field at checkout and include the gift message.
If you are introducing someone to hand dyed fabrics for the first time you can't go wrong with any of the Color Wheel fabrics. There are 3 Stash Packs of the 10 Color Wheel fabrics and if you want something a little "more" there's the 20-piece Crayon Box. All of these are sets of fat eighths and are perfect for someone wanting to start building a hand dyed stash.
What quilter wouldn't love receiving some Shibori fabrics for their stash? With a Shibori Stash Pack you can get 8 different Shibori fabrics in one gift. Each is a fat eighth. Only 4 of these Stash Packs are made at a time.
Is your fiber friend also a gardener? How about a bouquet of fabric with Stash Packs of botanical colors. There are actually 3 different green-themed Stash Packs and several that will provide some great colors for fabric petals and blooms.
Fabric of the Week
The fabric of the week this week is the Sunflowers Gradient. It's 20% off through Sunday!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.