My pop-up store is available for your shopping pleasure at your guild’s meeting or show!
Patterns. My patterns to piece Star Rise in the Global Village, Miss Lucy Cat, Daylily, and Jordan Pond; and thread paint Autumn Leaf (see Pattern tab for photos!)
Hand-dyes. I hand-dye the following using Procion MX dyes. After dyeing, each item is washed twice in cold water and twice in hot water with a commercial laundry detergent, to minimize the risk of bleeding. For all items, cold water wash is recommended.
- bamboo socks in happy combinations of color for women, men, and infants
- silk scarves using itajime shibori (block resist) methods and multiple layers of color
- solid-ish colors on cotton (mainly fat quarters)
- shibori on cotton (varying sizes from fat quarters to full yards)
Eco-Print Scarves. I eco-print silk scarves, using leaves and flowers, mainly from my yard. The scarves are first mordanted with alum acetate and small amounts of iron and copper to assist with color permanence. Each scarf is then laid out with leaves known to have good transfer qualities, wrapped tightly around a dowel, bound with string, and steamed for 60-90 minutes. After unwrapping and drying, each scarf is ironed and left for 3-4 weeks to cure, after which it is washed and ironed once more. Each scarf is unique, with the amount of color and clarity of the print and color depending on the year, the season, the water, and the plant.
Necklaces. I love making necklaces with Kazuri fair-trade beads from Kenya, and with sea-glass from local beaches, and these are now available to you in my pop-up store!
Etsy Store. My patterns, and a selection of Tutti-Frutti Sox for Happy Feet (sock sizes 9-11 and 11-13 to fit most Medium and Large adult feet, plus Baby size 3) are also available through my BetsyHabichQuilts (no spaces!!) Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BetsyHabichQuilts?ref=shop_sugg