Five Great Years!

Happy Blogiversary to ME!


Five years ago today I entered the blogging world.
It has been a fun learning experience and
I've made a lot of great friends along the way.
I think it's time to
CELEBRATE!
And what better way to celebrate than with
PRESENTS!
I have ice-dyed
FIVE fat quarters. . . 
 . . . which I am giving away to
FIVE Lucky readers!





If you would like a chance at winning one of these lovely fabrics, please
leave a comment (with your email address!) telling me about your favorite dyeing method, even if you haven't done it yet, before midnight PST, Monday, September 30th.
It's that easy!
I will draw FIVE winners on Tuesday, October 1st
and post the winners on the blog.
International entries are welcome!

Comments

Sherri said…
I tie-dyed a T-shirt about thirty years ago. Does that count?
Sylvia said…
Congratulations! Right now my favorite is rust dyeing. Sweetie finds all kinds of wonderful rusty crap on his walks in the hills.
CONGRATS!
those are lovely ice dyed fabrics...can't pick a favorite: I love them all!!!
Paula Dalby said…
My favorite dyeing method involves some of my quilty friends gathering and providing all the supplies and I just show up and play! Congrats Lisa!!
Nancy said…
Congrats on your blogiversary! To be perfectly honest, my favorite method of dying fabric is to let someone else who's good at it do it. I'm terrific with a credit card. All fun aside, I like the effects of ice or snow dying best. Nancy Turbitt
Wil said…
Congratulations! I love ice dyeing so much that I even bought a gutter especially for this purpose :-)
Mimzy said…
I love the first and third dyed pieces. Lynda H. taught me to marble fabric and I love the outcome with that method.
Teresa said…
Shibori indigo dyeing is my new favorite, followed by marbling. Hoping to ice dye with Lynda soon!
jillannwilliams said…
I admire your five years of blogging, it's a great achievement.

I've done snow dyeing, but never ice dyeing -- your results are great!
AnneM said…
Congrats, Lisa. I really enjoy your postings. And you know I live to dye! Right now I'm enjoying "spilled" dyes and watching the colors separate.
Sandy Curran said…
Your fabric is breathtaking. I have dyed a fair amount of gradations over the years. My problem is that I don't have a good place to dye, so I seldom work up the nerve to do it in my new kitchen with granite counters. I would LOVE to dye more and have never gotten the results you have.

Sandy
Jeannie said…
Happy Bogoversary!!!! Thanks for 5 years of fun, inspiration, and gorgeous photos. I love to dye with indigo. I never tire of the magic that occurs as the oxygen hits the cloth and it transforms from green to blue. I think I love stitch resist the best for effect, but being lazy, pole wrap always brings a smile to my face. Gorgeous fabrics! I hope we get snow (and I am home) to give snow dyeing a try this year. (I know I could use ice, but it doesn't seem as much fun. The thought of dye colored snow cones makes me smile.)
Sally Hutson said…
Super dyed pieces. I love all types of dying methods and have only recently had a go at ice dying- such fun and a great interesting mix of colours and patterns that are created.
Best wishes Sally in the UK.
stitchywoowoo@talktalk.net
Maria said…
Congrats on five years! My favorite dyeing method? Buying someone else's. I'm horrible at hand dyeing!
barbara woods said…
Congrats! love that fabric, thanks for the giveaway. It's been many years since i tie dyed shirts , no fabric
Happy 5 year blog anniversary!!! Wow those are great dyed fabrics! I haven't tried ice dying before but I love to tie dye. I also like to dye yarn with Kool-Aid. Thanks for such a nice giveaway. Keep on blogging.
Helen said…
I'm With Paula D! That's my favorite dying!
tesuque said…
Oh yes, dyeing with friends is the ultimate!
I like the serendipity of snow and ice dyeing, but have recently been exploring shibori and find its possibilities limitless.
Nina Marie said…
ohhh yeah know I'm a red solo cup girl at heart - LOL!! Anything that is that quick - easy and surprising I'm all for - and you can use the cups for other stuff too - LOL
Beverly said…
Oh, Lisa, that's like asking me to pick my favorite kid! But if you must- I'd want to be dyeing wi colors that I can have fun discharging afterwards!
LynnDell Swapp said…
Happy Happy 5 Years!!!
I love to snow dye.
Susan said…
I've wanted to try rust dyeing.
I did tie-dye yrs. ago and it was fun.
Your ice dyeing is wonderful, I love the two pieces with green, just so bright and alive.
I also plan on trying koolaid, I have some fingering weight Merino wool that I want to dye.

Susan Parker jdprkr@pacbell.net
I have only tried two dying techniques and would love to try more.
Congratulations on five years of blogging! I started three years ago and love it. My favorite dying method that I've tried is doing it in the microwave.
Contratulations on 5 years of blogging.
Happy blogaversary! The fabrics are beautiful!
Linda said…
Happy 5th Blogversary! I like low water immersion dyeing, and use Ann Johnson's books for recipes.
mabear said…
I love to snow and ice dye. It's like Christmas everytime you get to see them finished. Sandy

mabear29@ymail.com
Linda Kennedy said…
Congrats on 5 years of blogging. Your ice dyed fabrics are beautiful! My favorite method of dyeing is deconstructed screen printing.
Betteem said…
I'd love to win your ice dyed fabrics. I like the rust dyed and ice dyed.
LA Paylor said…
congrats Lisa! I've been blogging for three months now.
Love to have one of your lovely fabrics so many thanks for the giveaway and all the good posts you do.
LeeAnna Paylor
KT said…
I have only ever done tie dying with my son, but using ice sounds so cool!
LoLo said…
Amazing how ice dying looks like ice.. I will have to try it. My favorite dying is probably using beets to dye peeled eggs.. you get a bright beet pink with that yellow yolk, and it is really a happy combo.
Julie said…
These fabrics are beautiful! I have never tried dyeing but the snow dyeing looks like fun.
Debbie said…
Happy blogiversary, Lisa! It's been a while since I've dyed, but I used to like crunching up fabric into a small container with the soda ash and dye mixture. Always surprise results.
Kathy said…
Way to go, Lisa! The ice dyeing is gorgeous--better results than anything I've tried. The favorite style for me is scrunch and throw in a bag...lazy dyeing!
Fabulous fabric... and how amazing the patterning.
I love to FLAT DYE using a pour and blend method introduced in Quilting Arts Mag... have had great success and love the ombre look. You could never buy the blends anywhere and have to create the colourways as you move the dyes into each other and control the concentration. Definitely set my new quilts aside from others I have seen/created in the past.
Bethany
Judy said…
I've been natural dyeing recently with walnut hulls and shibori clamping. It's very addictive! I'm looking forward to ice- dyeing....you've inspired me.
I like rainbow dying. Blows my mind to get all those lovely colours from 3 basics.
Margaret
Mhanni1045@rogers.com
Vivian Helena said…
I love your colors, Congratulations on 5 years. I need to think about giving something away also, one of these days. Yes, would love some ice dyed fabric, I love how yours is blending. I want to try rust dyeing, just have not set it up yet..
thank you, vivianhelena@sti.net
Martha said…
Congrats, Lisa! I enjoy your sharing your adventures and thoughts with us. I've dyed a little, my favorite method being applying directly to silk in layers, so that each layer gets a variation of the design/pattern.
Martha Ginn (at bellsouth dot net)
Margaret said…
Congratulations on your 5th Blog-aversary, Lisa! Your ice-dyed pieces are lovely and I would enjoy having one grace my studio. Although I have fun with snow dyeing in winter, my favourite method of dyeing is low-water immersion of small pieces (fat quarter sized) in zip-lock bags. I do lots of landscapes, and seem to get the best skies that way!

May you have many more happy years of blogging ahead of you!
momid5 said…
Happy 5, happy 5..you are a real inspiration...all the 5 ice dye FQ are yummy. My favorite method of dying at the moment is kool aide because in the microwave is almost instant results....Thanks for the giveaway..and a chance to win.
Peggi Yac said…
I love direct dye application and low water immersion techniques because I love the vibrant colors I get.
Happy 5th to you!
Peggi
I keep saying I'm going to do some dyeing but seem to have too much to do. I do love your ice dyeing and intend to play with next spring at Focus on Fiber Florida Style in Florida. www.focusonfiberfloridastyle.com
Denise Spillane said…
These are beautiful. I love the look of ice dyeing and have to try it.
Kaye said…
I think I like to snow dye better than dyeing in the hot summers. Watching the color filter through the snow crystals, and seeing the results are well worth the wait.
Gill said…
Congratulations!!
I've done a little procion dyeing and I'd love to try indigo!!
Sew Be It said…
I love the subtle color gradations of ice dying. I made a t-shirt this summer and it is beautiful. Yeaterday I painted on fabric, very relaxing.
meta said…
Batik is my favourite!
Maartje Quilt said…
Congrats with five years blogging.I enjoyed visiting your quilts and sewing projects. I hope you blogs for a lot more years. You have your own style with your quilts and gifts. I love it!
Love from Amsterdam
Alice Ronne said…
Happy anniversary! Beautiful fabrics. gorgeous colors and a new site to explore! Such inspiring work!
Barb Forrister said…
Lisa, Congratulations! Love the ice dyed fabrics you have created. They are wonderful. Still have to try doing these someday. Thanks for sharing your process!
Laura said…
Hi
My favourite is tray dyeing using the method of Leslie Morgan and Claire Benn. I'd love to try ice dyeing. Will do as soon as I get "my act together". Thanks for showing your lovely fabrics and offering for a prize!
Betteem said…
Congrats on your 5th anniversary. You've inspired me to try ice dying, even though it has to be left in the jar for 24 hours. I have done seta color leaves and rit dye mixed with alcohol. I think I'll like ice dying the most after looking at the good results that you have.
Sandy said…
until recently I could only get good results if I bought it from someone else!
But I had a day with a friend who gets good colour. she helped with the maths. I need to have a go on my own now to follow that up.
Sandy in the UK
Doreen K. said…
Happy 5th. I have wanted to do dying for some time. I live in the desert, so that lets out snow dying. After seeing your pieces....I think I would love to try ice dying. Thanks for having the give a way.

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