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Fabric Dyeing Resources

The Prairie Fiber Company An excellent source for natural dyes, paints and pigments by Kimberly Baxter Packwood.

Dyed and Gone to Heaven Unique hand-dyed fabrics and patterns by Lisa Walton.

Pollywogs Yarn and Fiber Fibers for spinning and dyeing.

Ribbonsmyth's On-Line Emporium Silk dyes, silk ribbons and items to dye.

Quilts By Barb Barb sells hand-dyed fabrics and patterns designed to use them, PFD fabrics and hosts a Fall Retreat weekend.

Earthtones Canadian source of natural dyes.

Fiber And textile Links

Olli Niemitalo's Dye Mixer applet This is a great resource for dyers as he uses actual absorbance data to predict and display the results of mixing specific dyes, including most of the pure Procion MX type colors. You can also visit Olli's site at Olli Niemitalo's website .

Embroidery Thread Database. Embroidery Thread Database to convert machine embroidery threads between companies.

Stolen Quilts Post information on lost quilts.

Lost Quilt Come Home page another web sites to try and find lost or stolen quilts.

International Quilt Association a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of quilting.

Betsy Telford restoration of antique quilts and custom hand quilting.

Vintage Sewing Electronic Reference Library A non-profit literary and educational organization that publishes public domain sewing and fashion books.

Fiber Artists

Tobi Collage: Tobi makes fascinating fabric collage pictures, wearable art, bags and other neat stuff. Check it out.

Nancy Sterett Martin: Nancy makes beatiful art quilts using many different techniques.

Margaret Bucklew: Three dimensional appliqué portrait quilts, featuring patriotic movies of quilts and military personnel. Lectures, workshops, book, and patterns available.

Tristan Robin Blakeman: Tristan is an award-winning quilter. He loves to break the rules and find innovative uses for traditional blocks and colors.

Sylvester Art Quilt Art quilt gallery by textile Artist Deborah Sylvester

Jane Dunnewold's web site. Jane is the author of Complex Cloth. She teaches workshops and has her quilts and cloth for sale on her site.

Studio Art Quilt Associates national not-for-profit organization serving artists working in the quilting medium

Art Quilts by Jeanette De Nicolis Meyer quilt artist, teacher and writer.

Womenagerie Gallery Quilts quilts by Kim H. Ritter.

Susan Brittingham Pictorial and traditional art quilts by Susan Brittingham

Rachel Roggel Conceptual art quilts with buttons and buttonholes.

Margaret Ball Beading, fiber arts and polymer clay. And she writes Sci-Fi too :).

Emily Parson Award winning quilt artist

Larkin Van Horn See Larkin's exquisite wearable and quilt arts featuring her beading and embellishing techniques

Ellen Anne Eddy Check out Ellen's site for new quilts that aren't in her book.

Louise Thompson Schiele Fabric artist. Lots of gorgeous art quilts and wearables on her site.

Lisa Lichtenfels Fabric Sculpture Life-like human fabric sculptures.

Supplies And Tools

Haka Sewing Furniture: Haka offers unique styles and height choices: sewing, serging, quilting cabinets, cutting tables, cut-sew-serge tables and custom designs. Hand crafted in Canada since 1989.

Great Hold-ups: Great Hold Ups make coroplast tables and display stands that are great if you are short of storage. A 4'long x 29.5" high table packs away into a carrying box 30" x 40" x 4.5" that weighs 5 pounds. The table weighs 10 pounds and holds 135 pounds distributed weight.

Blueprints on Fabric. Order prepared fabric and clothing for cyanoprints.

G&S Dye. This is a great Canadian source for dyes, fabrics, chemicals, and other supplies.

Kapres. Great source for bulk purchases of Schmetz sewing machine needles.

Dharma Trading Web Site:    This is an excellent source for everything you need for dyeing fabric. Both their web site and catalogue are excellent reference sources for dyeing techniques.

Anna Hergert Design & Fibre Arts:  Anna is located in Alberta and has fabric dyes for sale.

Maiwa Handpaints Web Site:   A good source for dyes for Canadian shoppers. They have a downloadable catalogue on their web site and supply free instruction manuals when you order.

Sewing Network. Canadian source for bulk sewing accessories and supplies.

The Best Kept Secret an on-line quilt store with a huge selection of fabrics, battings, notions and threads for quilting.

Sew Thankful Supplier of Valdani threads. Long staple cotton or polyester threads for sewing and quilting.

Fabulous Fit Dress forms for sewing.

Button Emporium wonderful unique specialty buttons.

Victoria Clayton, Dyer great source for hand-dyed silk ribbon, floss and thread.

DMC DMC needlework supplies.

Pattern Studio for Distinctive Hats and Gloves Patterns and supplies for hat and glove making.

Web Design Links

Boogie Jack's Web Depot   What can I say? Without this site, my web pages would not exist. There are lots of free tutorials on html, web design tips, free graphics, a free newsletter and lots more. It is all written in an easy to understand style with the odd giggle along the way to lighten things up when you are pulling your hair out because something won't work. And if you are really stuck, there is a contact area to ask questions and I have always had prompt answers. I also highly recommend Dennis' book Web Site Design Made Easy (I'm really a hard-copy type of person).

Web Graphics on a Budget  Not only did I decide to force my 50+ year old brain cells into learning html, but also decided to learn to use Paint Shop Pro. This site has lots of great tutorials on PSP and I am still working my way through them.

Grafx Design Great tutorials on Photoshop, Corel, Paint Shop Pro, animations and just general stuff.

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