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Interested in the hand dyeing process? I've posted a couple videos about hand dyeing to YouTube with more to come: http://www.youtube.com/DyeingFabric

I've been sewing, knitting, gardening, fixing and making things for most of my life. Until late 2009 I was making hypertufa garden accents and planters with my son, Chris, at Farmbrook Designs.

Hypertufa is a mix of Portland cement, peat moss, perlite and vermiculite with almost unlimited design potential. After nine years and lifting more bags of cement than I can count, I need a lighter medium. But Chris is still making wonderful things. Take a look at farmbrookdesigns.com or his Etsy shop farmbrookdesigns.etsy.com.

My current passion is hand dyed fabric. After years of working with cement, my wardrobe was suffering. I started…

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  • Born on October 4
  • Joined November 3, 2009

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Knit fabrics of all kinds and quilt quality wovens

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About

Interested in the hand dyeing process? I've posted a couple videos about hand dyeing to YouTube with more to come: http://www.youtube.com/DyeingFabric

I've been sewing, knitting, gardening, fixing and making things for most of my life. Until late 2009 I was making hypertufa garden accents and planters with my son, Chris, at Farmbrook Designs.

Hypertufa is a mix of Portland cement, peat moss, perlite and vermiculite with almost unlimited design potential. After nine years and lifting more bags of cement than I can count, I need a lighter medium. But Chris is still making wonderful things. Take a look at farmbrookdesigns.com or his Etsy shop farmbrookdesigns.etsy.com.

My current passion is hand dyed fabric. After years of working with cement, my wardrobe was suffering. I started making clothes but I felt limited by the available fabrics. As an occasional quilter, I had discovered the beautiful hand dyes that were being made but liked wearing comfortable knits. After looking for knit fabrics with the same rich colors and textures available in quilting fabric and finding nothing, I decided to dye my own.

While I had done some tie dyeing back in the day and a little immersion dyeing in later years, it took some experimentation to figure out how to dye yards of cotton knits. I've since discovered other wonderful knits including bamboo, TencelĀ® or lyocell and hemp.

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