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Sew Much Dyeing Going On!

Forgive me for not posting recently, somehow I find myself always saying I will do a blog post and then I get side tracked with dyeing fabric or sewing more quilts!  I promise to keep you informed though! 

A couple weekends ago I was so lucky to teach a two day Intro to Shibori dye class at Charlevoix Circle of Arts in Charlevoix, Michigan.   I had an amazing class, my students asked tons of great questions and really took my advice and ended up making some gorgeous pieces!  

The first day I devoted to teaching them about 4 basic Japanese resist techniques.  Everyone got to practice on cotton fabric and I got to go around the class and help out so they really understood where the resist would be and where the dye would take on each fabric.  

 

 

The second day the students took what they learned from the first day and really explored with unique methods of resisting fabric.  They also brought in clothing and pillow cases to dye.  It was a really wonderful weekend. 


 

Two of my students from the class hired me to make their dyed pieces into blankets!  They turned out so beautiful and I am pretty sure they couldn’t be more happy with the work that they produced!

 

I will be teaching more classes this fall.  Look for updates here and on my Facebook or Instagram!

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Spring, A Good Time For New Beginnings

As most of you know by now, my website was hacked in January while I was on a 6 week trip out West.  Not fun, especially because I always would rather be dyeing fabric or sewing so I put off fixing the issues till now.  I apologize for the inconveniences it may have caused!

I have a new website I am currently tweaking the layout of now.  I have switched my store back to Etsy for the time being because I have found 90% of my business is commission based, so it is easier to just let Etsy do the work for me basically!

A lot has happened in the first few months of 2017!  To start I had 14 quilts and 4 table runners in an art show at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan for a month.  It was a great show and I really enjoyed being a part of it!  Below are a few photos from the show!

I was lucky enough to tag along on a photography trip to Telluride, Colorado, Moab, Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah and Jackson, Wyoming this winter.  It was an incredible trip and I promise to post about it and show photographs because I was insanely inspired by it!

Thanks for being so patient with me! I  will be blogging more regularly and updating everyone on what I have been doing!

                                                                            xxx     Kathryn Marie

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What A Busy End of The Year!

What an amazing year of sewing I have had!  I want to give a HUGE thanks to all of my family, friends, customers and social media friends for your love and support of my new business!

The last couple of months have been focused on Holiday Commissions and getting ready for a big show in January that I will have 14 quilts and 4 table runners in! 

Once the holidays are over I can post an update with photos of those pieces, for now I wanted to share what my Instagram followers have made my “2016 best nine“.  

I also wanted to let everyone know, the next three weeks my sewing machines will be getting repaired at the “sewing spa”.  In the middle of January I will start taking commissions for 2017!  Every quilt commission comes with a homemade hand-dyed duck canvas tote with leather straps as a THANK YOU for choosing to shop small and support my one-woman business!

Also, my online store will be CLOSED until January 11, 2017.  I will be out of town visiting family until then.  Once I return there will be new items added!

Thank you all again for making my first full year in business a success! 

                                           xxx Kathryn Marie