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Welcome, All! I am a homeschooling mother of eight, and a textile artist working from my home studio in Central Georgia. I began dyeing fabrics 12 years ago for my own projects, and it wasn't long before my work attracted the attention of fellow quilters who were soon requesting custom medleys, and this little endeavor grew into a small business. Today, my third daughter and I offer hand dyed cotton and wool fabrics to fiber artists,quilters, rug hookers, and home decorators all over the world. We work with Procion MX reactive dyes on Kona cotton, P&B Textiles cotton, unbleached muslin, sandwashed (sueded) cotton broadcloth, cotton velveteen, flannel,and rayon twill. We also dye and felt premium quality wool flannels, using WashFast acid dyes. We produce a variety of complete colorwheels and light-to-dark gradations in many colors,as well as coordinated medleys and individual hand painted pieces. Our work features excellent color…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 7
  • Joined February 27, 2009

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Quilt quality cotton, KONA cotton, cotton muslin, sandwashed broadcloth, flannel, cotton velveteen, rayon twill, wool flannel, Procion MX fiber reactive dyes, WashFast acid dyes, Setacolor textile paints, synthrapol commercial textile detergent

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Welcome, All! I am a homeschooling mother of eight, and a textile artist working from my home studio in Central Georgia. I began dyeing fabrics 12 years ago for my own projects, and it wasn't long before my work attracted the attention of fellow quilters who were soon requesting custom medleys, and this little endeavor grew into a small business. Today, my third daughter and I offer hand dyed cotton and wool fabrics to fiber artists,quilters, rug hookers, and home decorators all over the world. We work with Procion MX reactive dyes on Kona cotton, P&B Textiles cotton, unbleached muslin, sandwashed (sueded) cotton broadcloth, cotton velveteen, flannel,and rayon twill. We also dye and felt premium quality wool flannels, using WashFast acid dyes. We produce a variety of complete colorwheels and light-to-dark gradations in many colors,as well as coordinated medleys and individual hand painted pieces. Our work features excellent color saturation and dramatic,complex visual texture. We can fill custom orders in nearly any size and color.

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruby-Mountain-Dye-Works/193108204037670?sk=wall

Please take a look at these other terrific shops:

Custom created mugs and geekery by my lovely and talented daughter:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SutherlandsGeekery

If you like geekery you can wear, check out this fun jewelry:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SutherlandsJewelry

Beautiful, refined jewelry from another of my lovely and talented daughters:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ringbinder

Luxurious, all-natural cosmetics created by yet another of my terrific daughters:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlacierSkinCare







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