Monday, March 21, 2011

Textile Related Tutorials - Part 11

I still have to wonder what rock those people live under
who continually whine about artists not being
willing to share any of their techniques or processes...

Part 10    Part 9     Part 8    Part 7     Part 6

Part 5     Part 4     Part 3     Part 2     Part 1

Sewing Machine Tension Diagram - Superior Threads

Find My Fabric - A search engine

Watercolor Pencils on Fabric (and a different way to transfer a sketch) - Loreen Leedy

Elmer's Glue Crackle Technique - Wen Redmond

Choosing Colors and Fabrics for Skin Tones - Leni Wiener

Thread Painting 101- Angela McIntyre
Supplies - Part 1

Supplies - Part 2
The Basic Stitch
             Basic Straight Stitch

             Directional Zig-Zag

             Directional Straight Stitch

             Review and Wrap-Up

Solids, Prints or Hand-Dye? - Leni Wiener

How to Stiffen Fabric - Jessica Jones

Colored Pencil Work - Sandra Leichner

Mini-Quilt Stands - Cheryl Sleboda

A Tutorial on Pleather/Vinyl Straps - Cheryl Kuczek

Printing on Inkjet Fabric Sheets

Plexipainting - Margaret Hunt

Corona 2: Solar Eclips - Caryl Bryer Fallert

Indoor Sunprinting Mini Tutorial - Sue Andrus

More Sunprinting Info - Sue Andrus - "This post will take you through some of the process of sunprinting fabric using deeper colors than I usually have used in the past."

Preserving Leaves with Glycerin for Printing - Sue Andrus

Photo Transfers My Way - Sue Andrus

Playing with Inktense Blocks: Part I - Sue Andrus

Playing with Inktense Blocks: Part II - Sue Andrus

Industry Standards and Guidelines for Crochet and Knitting

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Silkworms Made to Spin Coloured Silk

Seeing is believing:

Luminescent Silk Cocoons Viewed Under UV Light (Credit: IMRE)

Silkworms are fed a mulberry/fluorescent dye mixture which colors the animal as well as the fibers they spin.

Dye is added to the silkworn diet for the last 4 days of the larva stage
creating a coloured animal and coloured silk (Credit: IMRE)

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