Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Dharma-Sponsored Give-Away!!

I'm home from the Bahamas (more on that in another post), and I can't tell you how excited I am to offer you a new give-away. The lovely folks at Dharma Trading Company have teamed up with Approachable Art (yeah, that's me!) to offer my readers TWO fantastic gifts.

Are you new to dyeing and have always wanted to dive in, but been afraid of not having the supplies and instructions you need? Are you an experienced dyer who just loves getting more dye tools and books? Then you're going to love this! Dharma is offering not one but TWO of these fabulous dye kits to two lucky readers.

This is an amazing kit that contains the following goodies:

• 1 oz. #1 Lemon Yellow Dharma Fiber Reactive Dye
• 1 oz. #13 Fuchsia Dharma Fiber Reactive Dye
• 1 oz. #25 Turquoise Dharma Fiber Reactive Dye
• 1 lb. Soda Ash Fixer
• 1 lb. Urea
• 4 oz. Professional Textile Detergent
• 1 pair Rubber Gloves
• 1 Dust Mask
• 1 "Color by Accident" book (List Price $24.95)
• 1 Set of general dyeing instructions
 
Not only will you receive all the necessary auxiliary chemicals needed to dye fabrics, AND three cool primary colors that you can mix and match to create nearly any color, you'll also get the fabulous book, Color By Accident, by author and artist, Ann Johnson.
 
This is an incredibly generous gift donated by Dharma, and I want to thank them for being so kind as to consider my blog worthy of this give-away!
So here's how it will work. Between now and October 9th, 2010, leave ONE comment on this blog post telling me why you want to learn to dye fabrics, OR why you already love to dye fabrics, OR why you love Dharma Trading Company, and your name will go into the pool of contestants. On October 9th, I will use a random number generator to choose TWO names from the comments to receive these kits and I will connect you with Dharma representatives to set up shipping.

You MUST either leave your email address in your comment OR have your email abilities turned ON through your blog or web site so that you can be contacted about winning! If you don't leave me some way to find you when the contest is over, I will be forced to immediately draw a new name from the comments!

So let the games begin, and good luck to everyone!!

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Thelma said...

What an awesome give away Dharma has done for you Judi! I have been dyeing for a couple years now, I have purchased a lot of dyes from Dharma, I don't own a copy of Color by Accident. I have had it on my books to get but never done it yet. Plus who wouldn't love some more dyes to play with. I got into dyeing when I was taking a color class online. I wanted to learn about color. My teacher Lily Kerns told me the best way to learn about color is to start dyeing. So took an online course and been playing with dyes ever since. Always love to see the results you can get.

Unknown said...

Judi, you are one lucky person!

Back about a million years ago, I learned to do dyeing on wool for rug hooking. I've always wanted to dye cotton for my quilting, but somehow never got around to amassing the materials. I'm at the point now where I just can't get what I want locally and most commercial fabrics just don't do what I want to do.I have lots of books...but there I am. I need to be pushed over the edge.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

What a fantastic deal! I have been using natural dyes for years now, but more and more I have been thinking about using chemical dyes. This would be the kit to get me started again!

Sue Andrus said...

I would love to win one of the dye kits!! I dyed fabrics a long time ago, but stopped due to a lack of water (and I also discovered fabric paint thanks to Dharma). This Spring, I pulled out my dye supplies to play again, and had so much fun that I would love to play with some more (I used up my basic colors).

and my email- is sue (at) andrusgardensquilts.com

Unknown said...

Hey Judi!
The Dharma people are sweethearts. I've ordered stuff from them in the past, and everything comes quickly and packed perfectly. I've done some cotton dying, but haven't for about a year. I really want to build up my hand-dyed stash so I can make something awesome! Well...at least something fun...
Thank you, Judi and Dharma Trading Co. You are THE BEST!

PS--Michigoose--nice to see you again!
--Toni from Milwaukee

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Awesome give away! I love dyeing...I'm more a serendipitous dyer than an exact formula one and I'd love to win this kit to add to my growing stash of supplies (which is still pretty small). Dharma is great...I love that they have dyeables + supplies!

Quilter Beth said...

OMG, this give away is just what I need! I am SUCH a beginner in the dyeing arena, but I am SO excited about it. I don't really know what to order to get started, and this sounds just like what I'm looking for! How generous of you and Dharma to provide this opportunity.
Beth (bschnellenberger@gmail.com)

Paula, the quilter said...

I've been using 'the other' dyes that can be purchased at the supermarket because of a lack of funds. I've also been using up the older acrylic paints. It would be fun to have some nice fresh colors, kinda like a new box of crayons at the beginning of the school year.

Rita in Kansas said...

This is a great Give-away. I have painted fabric before with good results,but when I dyed it was not useable fabric. I would love to try again with the right instructions and supplies.

Anonymous said...

Whoa - what a wonderful prize package!! I am new-ish to dyeing but loving every minute of it! I use Dharma for my needs and recommend them to my friends.

Joyce
jmquilts AT gmail.com

JB said...

This give away would make a wonderful gift for my artistic daughter who finds time to make art even with a toddler and a 4 year old.

Michele Lasker said...

Judi - what a great way to support interest in dyeing. I belong to a local group called Play Date and I love my dyeing experience with my fiber friends. I go to the Salvation Army to find cotton shirts to cut up and dye and of course I buy bolts of dupioni ti dye This past summer I attended a Silk-Dyeing Workshop in France and exploring more about dyeing different weights of dupioni and organza. I also love to dye different types of paper. I have evolved into a mixed-media person and found that the experience of working with color in all its intensity just makes me feel alive. I teach midddle school and I told the students that I dye once a month and they had to think about that for a minute!

Maggi said...

That's a very generous giveaway. I have been dyeing for years now and have admired the Dharma site from afar but unfortunately any purchase gets hit with high customs charges. Good job there are some excellent suppliers in the UK for most (but not all) items. I also own Color by Accident and it is a great resource.

kayt said...

Ooooh, I want to win this!! I have been (sorry for the pun) dieing to try my hand and (again!) hand dyeing! My email is talbott at ec.rr.com Sure hope I win!

Linda B. said...

Great giveaway!

I used to dye my own fabric but got frustrated with the results. Winning this kit would be just what I need to get going again.

Anonymous said...

I've taken some classes in dying but havent ventured into it very much on my own. This is a great opportunity. How nice that Dharma supports you this way.
Jsarach@verizon.net

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

OOOh la la - I have been dyeing fabrics but not with Fiber Reactive Dyes - would be fun to "grow up" and try them! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Judi,

Wow how nice for Dharma to link you up with this give away. I dye my own fabrics as the commercial ones do not give me the look I am needing for a project. I have used the Dharma products and been very pleased with all of them. Zoe

Christine L. said...

I used to have "dye dates" with a friend back when I lived in Oak Park. She had all the stuff and a nice basement space. I miss doing that. Now I have a basement to make a mess in so it would be great to play with coloring fabric again.

Liz Copeland said...

How nice of Dharma! I've been shopping from them for almost 15 years and they've always had great service. I'm branching out into using my own fabrics more and I'm especially looking forward to playing with soy wax batik.

ann said...

How did you guess I have been wanting to learn how to dye, but haven't a clue about getting started. This would sure be inspirational!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what fun! I spent two idyllic days with a friend this summer dyeing 25 yards of PFD fabric. She had the set up, I brought my fabric, and she let me play with her toys. It was such fun. I've been using up my summer fabrics and would love to make some more. lcroswell@gmail.com

Karen S said...

This is so cool -- I love Dharma. They are the nicest people. Thanks for doing this.

Anonymous said...

A very wonderful opportunity! I love Dharma Trading - they have it all! I already have the book - it's great - so if I win, I will pass it on to my daughter who is coming over tomorrow to "borrow" my dyes. She has gotten into dying in a big way, so I really need to restock. :o) I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed that this is my lucky post. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket, too.

Joyce said...

I have done some dyeing but I'd still love to win such a wonderful prize!

Merna said...

Dharma's my go to place for dyes, blanks, and other wonderful things i've found through the years -- they're great! We just had a family tie dye event over Labor Day weekend using Dharma's Mx. Thanks, Judi, for offering your blog and hosting the give away too.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea for Dharma! I have been thinking about doing some dyeing, since the fabric colors I want are simply unavailable in commercial prints. This would be a super way for me to jump into the dyeing world. Thanks for the opportunity to learn.

MRoseFrenz@aol.com

Michele said...

Oh, this is awesome. Dharma is awesome. I can't keep the catalog in the house, it's too tempting.

At any rate, I've only dabbled in dyeing and would like more practice. The other selfish reason is that with winter coming up, if I have supplies for snow-dyeing in the house, we're less likely to actually have snow :)

Dotti said...

I have always wanted to learn to dye my own fabric but could not afford the initial outlay and instruction. I love Dharma Trading company because they have such a variety of paints, dyes, & PDF fabrics and their sales people are so knowledgeable over the phone and can get every question answered!

Penny said...

I have heard for years about Dhama but live in Australia.
do they send to here? I have done very little dyeing but would love to have more confidence in doing it.
Sounds like a very generous give away.My email is on my blog profile page.

Brenda Williams said...

I have done some plant dyes with students in my Appalachian Arts class, but have not experience with chemical dyes. I would love to expand my repertoire so that I might share with my students. (I teach high school art.)

Ruth said...

I love Dharma and get all my acid dyeing supplies from them. But I'd love to try the fiber reactive dyes as I haven't tried those yet.

cathi said...

I've never done any dyeing--but i recently paid to get my garage cleaned out, so i can try it! I just had a path before through all the "stuff"---now the garage is ready, i just need some dyeing equipment! What a great giveaway!!!
cathi
gumshoe20@aol.com

Dolores said...

Please count me in. I have Ann Johnson's first book, Dye Painting and I would love to do much more with dyes.

Jackie said...

I love Dharma, they have everything I ever need, and I love to dye my own fabric, so I can get exactly what I want.

Sherrie said...

This is just awesome news!! With tough times here at my house, this would be a welcome gift. This would enable me to dye some fabric to make some art. I love your blog and follow it judiciously.
Sherrie
sewmanio@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

How wonderful - I am now in two challenges and know I will want to try dyeing at sometime soon. Thanks for the opportunity.

mary.jane.harper.1@gmail.com

Helene K said...

Judi,

What a great give a way. I haven't tried dyeing yet. This would be a great way to start.

jkusnitz@aol.com

Judy Rys said...

Sweet deal! I dye at my friends house, with her stuff and I never do it on my own. I want to try some thickened dye.

J. Marie Norris said...

This would be great to get, I've been learning about creating my own fabrics with dyes, inks and paints and would be a great addition to my supplies.
J. Marie
radqltart12365@msn.com

Sandra said...

How cool to have Dharma sponsor your blog give-away. I would like to learn how to dye and the book is one I've been meaning to buy so I'd love to win. Thank you.
Sandra

Laura said...

Dharma is one of my favorite suppliers for fiber reactive dyes and other dyeing related supplies. I'm sitting here typing this with very blue fingers from the dyeing I did yesterday, my gloves leaked and I didn't have any others on hand. The book Color by Accident would be a great resource to own! What a wonderful giveaway, I'm keeping my blue fingers crossed in hopes that I win.

Unknown said...

What a great giveaway! Wow! I would love to win. I took a great dyeing workshop last summer, but I have been a little too intimidated to purchase dyes myself to use. This would be a great way to get started.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

wow Judi, what a great giveaway this is!

Deb Lacativa said...

Wow....I could use a generous sponsor! As a fall back, I'd love to win the giveaway. I've been dyeing my own cloth for a while now and specialize in working with vintage cotton cloth and techniques that I've developed that no one else does. That being said, the basics remain the same - good quality MX dyes first on the list.

queenopearls said...

Wow Judi, this is such a delight on so many levels. It speaks to your talent/expertise in that Dharma recognizes/acknowledges you AND how wonderful to offer such a yummy give away!
I adore your blog and have learned much. Thank you so much for sharing!
Christina in Cleveland

Unknown said...

Your generosity along with Dharma's have inspired me to make some order to my heaving sea of flotsam and jetsam and begin again.
Judy

Anonymous said...

Why do I love dyeing -- because it allows me to carry out my vision (including color and "texture") without spending hours searching for the perfect fabrics. I think I ordered my first dyes from Dharma.
Sandy
sf6200@btinet.net

Cherie in St Louis said...

Wow, I can't believe this generous give-a-way. I have been picturing myself dyeing my own fabric but have yet to make the jump for the very reasons you laid out in your posts. It seems overwhelming to get everything needed. I see such wonderful things dyers are doing and very much want to join the fun :)

Jules Rushing said...

What a wonderful partnership! I have "Color by Accident", it is my favorite "Dye" book! I love the dyes from Dharma too. Congratulations on being able to post this contest in partnership with Dharma!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Hi Judi! Welcome back; always good to come home, right, although Bahamas does not sound bad either.-)
I have enjoyed following your process and amazing results and, although a bit intimidated, would love to try dying my own fabrics. The closest I have gotten so far was tie dying T-shirts in school in the 70-ies and painting on fabric, so I have got a lot to learn.-)

Lori said...

This is so nice of both you and Dharma to do this give away! I would be new to dyeing, and have wanted to try it for some time, so this would be a great set of tools to begin with. Thank you for doing this!

Normajean said...

I love to make use of out of date fabric my over dying and stamping on it.
Normajean Brevik
seasew@yahoo.com

Janny said...

What a great giveaway! I love to dye my own fabric, the results are often beautiful. I want to dye much more fabric!

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

What a nice offering! I'm a Dharma customer and have been for many years. They have great customer service.

Kathy said...

This is great! I always have new dyeing projects that I'm wanting to try. Wonderful of you and Dharma to get together and offer this. Thanks.

Suzanne said...

This is great...I would love to get into dyeing and this may be what I need to get started. I have been a quilter for years, but now the idea of designing my own fabric is very seductive. I love Dharma and have ordered supplies from them for years. Thank you so much!

Martha Ginn said...

Judi, what a great tease you have offered--I've done some dyeing and painting and discharging and resist painting on Dharma silks and realy love everything they have. And what great service, too!
Martha Ginn

Robbie said...

How cool is this!! First, Dharma reps are a hoot! At least from their catalog standpoint and newsletter comments! Plus, they're great to work with regarding your order, questions, etc. I do dye fabrics but have backed off so I could use up what I've dyed..but this just might get me back to dyeing more fabrics!!! I'm up for that! I took an Ann johnson 3 hour class at Houston years ago and she was GREAT!

Marilyn Wall said...

Hi Judi, I've taken a couple of local dying classes but have been intimidated by the need to purchase all the things you need for dying your own fabric. Maybe winning one of these would get me started.
marilynwallquilter@charter.net

quilthexle said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway! I absolutely LOVE to dye my own fabrics, because I love to create my own colours! The endless possibilities and all those different hues, tones, values - all combined ... ok, sorry, have to leave now, need to go to my sewing room and cuddle my hand-dyeds ! Thanks again ;-))

Susan said...

What a neat give-away. I've been a customer of Dharma for many years; a wonderful company with excellent service.
I'd love to do more dyeing. I don't have "Color by Accident" but have it on my book list.
My e-mail address: jdprkr@pacbell.net

Susan Parker

KittyKwilter said...

udi,

I would like to learn to dye fabric. I use a lot of batiks and purchased hand-dyed fabric, but would really like to dye my own. I do a lot of nature quilts and this would be a great way for me to begin. Thanks to you and Dharma for this opportunity. bentleyd57@yahoo.com

Diane said...

What a great give-away! I am fairly new to dyeing (took a class from Carol Soderlund last year) bought some dyes and promptly used them up. I am out of the basics and would love to start again. Thank Dharma for this generous gift.

Janice m said...

Hi Judi and Dharma! I've painted fabrics but noticed that dyed have a sheen and depth that paint doesn't give. Would love to dye!!!
janice/Houston

Wendy said...

As my kids say, OMG! I've tried a little bit of dyeing, tie dye, and really want to do more, but have been reluctant to spend a lot of money and not have the right stuff. Dharma is amazing -- this would be amazing! whoob@aol.com

liz kettle said...

I just started dyeing and would love to win this awesome kit! I would be set. Yay to Dharma for sponsoring this!

Laura Krasinski said...

I belong to Milwaukee Art Quilters and one of the gals proposed a surface design round robin. Complex cloth of sorts.. I have done snow dyeing in winter. I started with a tie dye kit. I would love to dye some fabric and learn more about dyeing fabric especially since I will be part of the round robin. Thanks.

Nancy Rose said...

Wow! This is such an exciting giveaway!I really need some hand dyed fabric! I did one bolt a year ago for the first time and loved it! Now I am in need of more. Dharma is the absolute BEST place to buy it! Whoever wins this will be one lucky gal! (or guy)
Nancy Rose
revrosefairy@aol.com

wlstarn said...

Dharma has everything I need (and lots more that I want, but that's another story LOL). I've been dyeing scarves & sarongs & did a make-it-and-take-it tie dye booth last weekend at the local art museum. An excellent time was had by all, even though it was pretty hot outside! Would love to own Color By Accident to further my dyeing knowledge.

elle said...

Why did the chicken cross the road? So she could dye!!! Accidently or otherwise! It is all about colour, glorious colour! Making it, manipulating it, using it. Could you deliver the prize and stay to play? Great give away. Good for you!

Fulvia said...

Hi Judi, hope the trip was a blast. I expect to see you work in the colours of the Caribbean ... speaking of colour, I would love a chance to win this excellent Dharma/Judi give-away. I started dyeing some years ago and have no desire to stop. Thanks.

Peggi Yac said...

Love Dharma's dye stuff so I'm delighted to have a chance to win some.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

I've run my way through traditional fabrics, am still dabbling with batiks, but I LOVE hand dyed fabric. There aren't many places around where i can buy them, so I would really like to start dyeing my own. Thanks for the chance!! Debi disdocent@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Judi,

Thanks for this opportunity. I am very anxious to try dyeing fabric and have been reading about it for quite a while. This kit would be a fantastic catalyst for me.

Claude Larson
claudeblarson@yahoo.com

Shelly Burge said...

I have been doing quite a bit of dying this summer after taking a class from Ann Johnson in April. She is a fantastic teacher and I came home with 33 fat quarters of dye painted fabrics. So much fun! I would love to be the lucky winner of the give away from Judi and Dharma.
My email is burgequilt@windstream.net, thank you!

Unknown said...

What a great giveaway and how generous of Dharma to provide such fun supplies! Living in the country, I order most of my supplies from Dharma since there isn't another source - even if there was, I would still use them for their great prices and fast shipping.

I've tried silk dying and love it, but have yet to try dyeing on cottons - how great it would be to win a starter set! Thanks for the opportunity :)

Anonymous said...

Judi, Oh what fun! I have been searching everywhere for information on dyeing and coloring fabric, and just started getting the quilt-art newsletter in my email this week. That brought me to your post and your blog and this giveaway. If I won, I would be ever so happy to receive this beautiful package from Dharma. It would immediately let me create the colors I want, and allow me to play to my heart's content. -Lydia
lydianna001@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Judi! This is awesome! I am a Dharma customer, love the service! I like to dy my own fabrics, but do it with our Guild as I just don't have all the chemicals etc. to do it myself... this would be a fabulous way to get started...
I am at
acarolegrant22002.msn.com

latpatt said...

I am just learning about dying. Have had fun creatings colors and pieces to use in fiber art

California Fiber artist and composer said...

I would love to win this as I have been told that Color by Accident is an incredible book. I have done some low water dyeing in my city and guilds class but nothing too ambitions, and would like to play with dyes some more

Dolores Quilts said...

Wow! What a cool giveaway! I've been playing around with some dyeing. I am experimenting with natural dyeing. My first dye tests have been on the dead seed heads in my garden and I have been quite happy with the results. Would love a copy of "Color by Accident"

Unknown said...

What a nice thing for Dharma to do. We have a dye studio to play in -in the summer and some of us are so addicted.

Dancin Deb said...

O-o-o-h! Right up my alley! I've started experimenting with new treatments for fabric and this would be right up my alley! Thanks Judi and Dharma!

Peggie said...

What a great gift. I would love to win and begin dyeing some fabric.
azpthomas@gmail.com

quiltndebbie said...

Bahamas and dying fabrics... sounds like heaven on so many levels. I am brand new to art quilting and have NEVER dyed fabric. this would be a fantastic way to get started. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Elizabeth in NM said...

What a great give away! I have been doing some dyeing as well, and supplies are always welcome.
--Elizabeth in NM
quilts22@msn.com

ParisMaddy said...

Thanks, Judi, for this totally fantastic opportunity to win an awesome package. I've only dabbled in dying fabrics but would love to give it a rainbow's chance.

Happy Autumn breezes.

Sue Dehmlow said...

I've got my fingers crossed - I want to win! I'd looking forward to experimenting with the kit and the book!

Narimasu said...

I just took my first dyeing class and what fun we had. I'm anxious to do more and would love to win the dyes from Dharma. I love all the paints and blanks I've ordered from Dharma through the years and also their tutorials on how to use the products they sell. What a wonderful website and catalog they have.

Anonymous said...

I have never dyed anything so I guess I qualify as a beginner. How wonderful that Dharma has offered to do this give away! Andee

Oh my email is my LJ username @ yahoo dot com

nancy verwest said...

Thanks to you and Dharma for offering this generous give-away. I have purchased many things from Dharma for dyeing fabric. The information they offer on their website is wonderful but if you call with a question their service in outstanding. My husband and I recently relocated to France with his company. When the movers were packing us in May they told me I couldn't take any of the open dyes or chemicals. Do my greatly missed quilting friends received them. So this give-away would be great for me! No problem shipping them to France I will be in the US in October and then to the quilt show in Houston

Yoga with Gaileee said...

I'm wanting to dye some specialty "T"s that I have and make them more special. I typically use dye to re-black ballet leotards and yoga pants, as they get used a lot in my household. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
gaileee at
yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

Singer Featherweight 221 Blog
Lovely site!

Fivespoon Gallery said...

Oh this IS exciting.... I love Dharma. Their catalog stirs up so many ideas.... I would love to learn how to dye my fabrics and this would be most excellent way to go about it. Thank you both for this fun chance....

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

What a nice give away.
Last winter I dipped my toes in the water with snow dyeing and I am hooked. The colors are so cool. I look forward to having more dye days in the future.
I would love to win one of the kits so I could have fun snow days this winter.
Mary Ann
mavs@netnitco.net

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

What an awesome give-away! I have dyed fabrics with Procion dyes in the past, but I'm sure it has been so long that the shelf-life on my dyes has long ago expired. I do lots of quilting and art quilting, so I would love to be the lucky winner.

I love Dharma because of their informative catalog and website.

Anonymous said...

Wow, how neat is this! Dharma RULES! I am a pre-beginner DYER, have done it once with the great Ann Johnston, have more DYEING on my TO DO LIST. I have a copy of Color by Accident so if I win this giveaway, I will, in turn, give the new copy of the book away on MY blog....this is called DYEING FORWARD, right? You can reach me at dbein@hvc.rr.com. My blog is http://deborahbein.com/artblog. Regards, Debbie Bein

Heather Lair said...

Hello Judi,
Thanks for this opprotunity to win the prize!
I have been painting the sky fabrics I use in my landscapes, but I want to learn how to dye fabric too. The kit and book would be a great help!

Heather Lair
quilts@mts.net

kelley moffitt said...

Judi,
Thank you for the opportunity to win tie dye supplies.
I just started tie dying on a whim. We were debating how "tie dye's" never go out of style. Next thing you know, I am online, looking up "how to tie dye" Of course Dharma came up as the best supplier, and they are!
I have done 4 batches of tie dyes and my stuff is turning out great. SO great, that I actually sold $60.00 in tie dyed aprons and shirts in one day!! I now have a few "new" orders, from some of my friends and co-workers.
My mind is always thinking about colors and shapes. The possibility of tie dying is endless!!
And yes, I won the debate...Tie Dyes never go out of style!!!
mmoffitt2@kc.rr.com

Kristy said...

dharma is an awesome company. Their customer service is unparalleled. I place an order, and can expect the products on my doorstep the next day. Unbelievable! kristy_moon@hotmail.com

Jen said...

Dharma has amazingly fun stuff at great prices! I've loved them ever since I found them. I've done some dyeing in the past, but want to play some more!

PLB said...

What a great blog! I just love Dharma dyes because I can let my imagination run wild with them. :)

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

Wow what a fantastic give away! And so many comments already!
Thanks for the chance...now to get picked :-)))

Pussyfoots said...

What a great way to upgrade my skills. I create wearable art and often wish my backgrounds were more colorful. I hope I win.

Crystal said...

I love Dharma!! This is such an exciting giveaway! I have been highlighting my catalog making a wish-list full of dyes! Crystalhud@hotmail.com

Windy said...

I'm a fan of Dharma Trading Company on FB and that's how I got directed to your blog.

I love Dharma Co. so much becuase they're more then a company out to make money for themselves. They really do a lot to inspire community and promote artists who are doing incredible things with the supplies they sell. It's really an inspiration to me on several levels when I visit the gallerys on the Dharma Trading Co web site! The starter kit that they're giving away would be a dream come true for me; with the economy being as tight as it is right now, picking up a new hobby isn't in my immediate future regardless of how much I'd love do get dyeing!

They did a good deed joining you in a promotion like this... I've bookmarked you blog for revisiting! Community is greater than the sum of it's parts and this is how it builds!

Janet Hartje said...

I have checked out the book Color by Accident, from the library, more times than I can count. I love to dye fabric and it would be wonderful to have that reference book in my very own library. The dye colors sound wonderful. Thank you for this opportunity.

Lynn said...

Yes! love Dharma products and the creativity of surface design on fabric. I would dye up a storm if I had access to the materials. Thanks! Lynn

LALA said...

I have been hand painting on silk using Darma supplies.... revamping an old love for abstract art in a new way (funny~people seem to appreciate it more in a scarf)

Unknown said...

I have been dying fabric for about seven years. I have always bought my supplies from Dharma. They have the best selection of anybody that I have found. I am in the process of hooking my sister, niece and daughter on dyeing now. I don't have this book yet, but would love it. I am always looking for more information to make my fabrics even more stunning.

Anonymous said...

Been using Darma supplies for a new found love for an old love of mine-abstract art. Just doing it on silk scarves (funny~ people seem to appreciate it more)

Anonymous said...

I am 50 and learned to Batik in college. Now I am learning to dye clothes - making something old in to something new. I would like the Kit to teach others more. My email = leslieghardy@hotmail.com
Thanks for the opportunity

Unknown said...

Cool! I'm a fiber-holic so this kit is just what I need to feed my addiction! I absolutely adore fabrics and colors and textures, and I love Dharma for their charming catalog and wide variety of very affordable products. Oh, how many times have I purged and replenished my stash with Dharma products and recycled fabrics...too numerous to mention! Good luck in the give-away, everyone, and here's to dyeing happily! bright_ideas_studio@yahoo.com

LindaMac said...

I just ordered some children's dress blanks from Dharma, and I would love to win the dye kits for them. Put me on the list.
LindaMac

berts4 said...

A little frustrated with the comment process, but here goes again......
We have been using Dharma for 7 years for supplies for our "Annual Back to School Tie Dye Party". I love their selection and service.
This is a great way to get to know you and your business.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Dawn
dawnbertelsen@t6wireless.com

Sharon said...

Wonderful give away opportunity. I've done a little silk dying, but am ready to move out a bit more. This would be a great boost and get me started in the right direction. Thanks, and thanks to Dharma.

gpfrench said...

I love Dharma and always order my silk gauze and dyes from them! They are a great resource for supplies and have been for years! The best thing about Dharma is the INSTRUCTIONS on how to use everything they sell!!! and they lead me to new artists and now your blog! Thanks.
gpfrench

Anita said...

Pick me! Pick me! I love dyeing!

Ann Morrell said...

I have never done dyeing on my own as i don't have the materials. My friend let me bring some fabric over to her house when she was dyeing and the results were really amazing. I found it very hard to cut into my fabrics. Your offer is great and I would love to be a winner.
yzarctoo@aol.com
(Ann M)

Unknown said...

I love the work in your books. Am a "newbie" and just waiting for Oklahoma killer heat to die down so I can work in my outdoor space (in the garage.) I need all the inspiration I can get. Thanks. Anne Solomon (asolomon@southplainscollege.edu)

kristinorth said...

I am loving sewing for my kids, and have been dieing to try dyeing! :)

Lisa Kay said...

Woo Hoo! What a wonderful gift and I would LOVE to be the receipient! I love dying because it gives me even further control of my own work and Dharma is my favorite supplier!

Lisa L. Kay
elelkay@yahoo.com
www.modernartquilter.com

Sharon Robinson said...

Wow! I would REALLY love to win this kit. I am brand new to art quilting and have been going crazy reading about and looking at all the beautiful hand dyed fabrics. Sadly I was too busy at work to take the 4-day dying workshop I'd hoped to go to this week, so winning this kit would be a great consolation. Thanks, and beautiful work, by the way.

My best e-mail is actually rufusandchi@yahoo.com.

kbliss said...

I would love to have the opportunity to try a new art with the help of the Color by Accident book. Thanks for a chance. My email is thebliss4 (at) sbcglobal dot net.

Julia in NZ said...

This is a great offer. I have only done a little dyeing, and love that book Color by Accident, which I borrowed from a friend. I would love the opportunity to get back into messing with color and fabric and seeing what effects I can produce.

Anonymous said...

Wow- what a great giveaway. I would like to learn dyeing since I have been experimenting with fabric paints but would like to try fabric dyeing since it seems to offer a lot more variety in options and finished results.

Jan said...

I love hand dyeds and would love to make some myself. This sounds like a perfect way to start! quiltmaker220 at yahoo.com

Robin Walston said...

I enjoy dyeing fabric and can't wait to see what colors the fabrics will be when done. I take an "accidental" approach to the process that I find relaxing.
Thanks for the prize offering!

Anonymous said...

I love Dharma and I love dying and painting fabric, mostly silk and rayon. And I've been lusting after that book - "accident" plays a large part in my art.
Meredith
oregonsunshine at comcast.net

Unknown said...

What a wonderful give away! I've been painting fabric with inks and pebeo setacolors but have never used dyes. I'm an art quilter. Never had a good place to dye fabric but have recently moved to a new place with a utility sink in the garage. I'd LOVE to start doing this :)

Debbie said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Judi! About ten years ago or so, I did quite a bit of dyeing. But, I still had young children then and I don't have a dedicated area in my home, so it became inconvenient. I still have a lot of the equipment. Now that they're older, this package would be a great incentive to get back into it! Thanks for counting me in.

Jaebelle said...

Dyes just have a beautiful look to them and a great alternative to a pattern. I'm getting ready to learn how to sew and make beautiful baby blankets for new mothers and think that a dyed blanket would be a great gift!

One Creative Queen said...

What a fantastic giveaway, Judi!! I absolutely adore Dharma - that's where I bought more than a few things to play and experiment with. They have so many cool things - it's hard to decide! The one thing I haven't gotten into - but really, really want to - is fabric dyeing. Several years ago, I asked a well-known artist and shop owner what I needed to purchase so I could start dyeing. She scared me really badly by saying dyeing is very dangerous - and I should go with fabric painting, instead. Well, I love fabric painting...but I would love to add dyeing to my toolbox. And Color by Accident? Sounds like the perfect book to get started! The winners are sooo lucky! Thanks for holding such a great giveaway!

xx,
Katherine
queenkatherineatgmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

This is really so awesome. I have been wanting to start dying fabric. I have been to the Dharma site and was told they are the go to site for all things dying, but have been scared to start not knowing what I'm doing. This giveaway with the book would certainly teach you what you need to know to start out. I wish you gave classes locally here. My email is janetpierce01@gmail.com. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jocelyn said...

What an amazing giveaway! I have wanted to learn to dye fabric ever since seeing fabric that looks like sunsets. I'd love to be able to create a color that is unique. Thanks for entering me in this awesome giveaway :-)

superstitches said...

What a great give-away.I got to marble on fabric once. I would love to have the supplies to actually do some fabric dyeing.

bbvp said...

How timely! I just finished 10 4' x 8' fabric-covered panels for marching band props. They're "stone" walls, which I prepared with the low immersion dye technique before painting on details. Since they're seen from far away and I needed to get them done in a hurry, I used Rit dyes. But in researching the technique, I found the process fascinating! I've been to the Dharma site a number of times but haven't made a purchase...I'd love to play with this kit and be totally hooked!

Barb said...

Perfect.... I just got my hands clean from tie dyeing all day at Girl Scout camp (they never give you a chance to get your gloves on). Now waiting for 20 some scarves/shawls to arrive any day now from Dharma! I think my email is turned on, but just in case... bjcobb2004@yahoo.com.

Sharne Gregory said...

Welcome home! I hope it was a great holiday. Please include me in the draw for the dye kit.

Gwen said...

Wow. What a great give-a-way. Thanks to Dharma for such a generous gift. Of course I am hoping to be the lucky winner. Manny years ago I took a dyeing class from Jan Myers (before it was Newberry), but have not really done much dyeing since. I do paint with Setacolor dyes that I got from Dharma and that is soooo fun.
Gwen glundgren @ charter.net

saranna771 said...

I've always wanted to dye fabrics but i've been so scared of spending to much on the wrong things and then ending up with a huge mess of fabric that looked horrible.

Aleksa said...

O bliss! I'm just beginning to feel some creative urges after an unexpected health detour 2 years ago and would love a boost from Dharma. And if not by this path, then another...
Thanks for the opportunity to dream

laura west kong said...

Hi Judi,
I've dabbled in dyeing here and there, but would love the chance to do more. I'm always inspired by what you do & love Dharma too, they've got a lot of fun supplies.

Turtle said...

What a generous gift! I have not tried the Dharma dyes or even looked at the book, but would love to play! I grew up quilting, third generation! I expanded into knitting and started dyeing my own fibers... but had not thought of dyeing my own fabric! (ooh this could be dangerous!) Would love to play as i do so enjoy unbleached muslin and this could open a whole new world for my crafts!

Elizabeth Pekins said...

I have done some experimenting w/ Rit and Dye-na-flow. Would love the opportunity to do more w/ professional supplies! epekins@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love finding tired looking natural fibre garments in charity shops or jumble sales and using dye to give them a new lease of life. Towels usually take dye well - I had a pale green one that was stained with henna, and dyed it a stunning midnight blue.
This prize would be a wonderful opportunity to experiment.

Sandy said...

I have always wanted to get into dying my own fabric but it has always intimidated me. I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

Shay said...

I would love to learn to dye my own fabric for quilt projects. What a great giveaway.shay2shay2@hotmail.com

Oh Sew Sandy said...

I would love to learn how to dye fabrics. Whenever I see home dyed fabic I wish I knew how to do it.

Shari said...

I would love to have such a complete kit. I have recently been experimenting with all sorts of dyes on lace, cotton and silk for crazy quilts, fabric landscapes and also on velvets to do ribbon embroidery on. I haven't used the soda ash yet and this would be a great way to begin. You can reach me at ladyjspice@aol.com if I am lucky enough to win.

Michele T said...

This is a fabulous giveaway. I've never dyed my own fabric but I'm game for anything new!! Thanks for the chance! micheletimms@gmail.com

Singtatter said...

I have not tried to dye fabric, but is dying to do it. Now, I have to use water-soluble crayons to do the trick. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Colleen said...

Great give away. I love Dharma dyes. Haven't read Color by Accident, but it has a great title.

Denny1600 said...

I love to dye fabrics and I love to order from Dharma. I love the wonderful colors that I can create. I love the "happy accidents" that happen when I dye fabrics. I still have a stash of hand dyes and I love the "punch" those fabrics add to a project.

denny1600 at gmail dot com

Joanne said...

I've been wanting to try my hand at fabric dying. Winning this giveaway would give me the necessary push to get started.

marijka said...

I'm very excited about the giveaway, but I'm even more excited about discovering your blog! Now, off to snoop around... :-)

marijka said...

Not sure how I turn on the 'ability to receive email' with my Google identity, so it's marijka dot walker at att dot net.

bird.is.the.word said...

I am a wannabe dyer, a little experience but not much. Great giveaway!

Kathy Molatch said...

Just got back from SAQA Northern New England regional meeting in Searsport, here in Maine. I'm jazzed! Rosalita Feero's Parfait Dyeing workshop has me clearing the decks to start producing more of these scrumptious fabrics. I've already spent 3 hours cruising Dharma's site and trying to pare down the items in my cart (thanks,
Dharma, for having saved carts so I can go back again and again!).

Anonymous said...

One by one, I'm finally taking up the crafts my mother used to do when I was little. First knitting, then sewing - I'd love to add dyeing to the list and this looks like a great opportunity to get started.

Jill R said...

What a great give away from Dharma. I would love to have a play with all of that colour, so please enter me in the draw and thank you for the opportunity to be in the draw

Jill

Karen said...

I would love to try to dye my own fabrics. I don't think I'm a particularly creative person, but this might just be a way for me to experiment with color. In addition, I have been fortunate enough to visit Dharma's retail store in San Rafael - I live sort of nearby - and I wanted to get one of everything in their store. This giveaway, should I win, would give me a head start towards that goal! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I teach after school enrichment class to grades K-12 and for a long time now I have been wanting to do a fabric dyeing project of some kind.

I have never dyed fabric and have not learned yet so this is the perfect opportunity for me to get jump started on this and have a great time learning some new craftiness!

My email is: kanagnostATearthlinkDOTnet

rosemaryschild said...

I luv Batiks, so characteristic of Dyeing fabrics! Would luv to learn this technique! Dharma Trading has everything u need for crafting! Terrific catalogue! Thanks Susan spierssusan52@gmail.com

ACreativeDreamer said...

Wow, I'd LOVE to win this and have the chance to try my hand at fabric dying, the process looks like it would be soooooo much fun. I haven't looked at Dharma Trading Company, but I am most definitely on my way there right now!

Kelly said...

I learned to dye fabrics a little over a year ago and LOVE it! I love dyeing because every batch is like a surprize gift! And I love Dharma because they have the best service!

Jackie Kirner said...

How cool of Dharma to do this! Thank you for the chance at the give-away, too.
I've been playing with Dharma's Dynaflow class kit, which is more like painting! Gets great results.
I'm always up for more chances to get color on fabric!!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

What a great giveaway. I have dyed fabric one time and am anxious to do more. I took a class and the teacher had all the supplies but it would be fun to try in myself at home. Please put me in for the drawing. Thanks.

Joan Kirton said...

I am looking forward to the opportunity of actually dyeing with commercial dyes. It's true I haven't known where to start or how to set up, and a kit would certainly take away the mystery. So far my dyeing experience has only been with food colouring in a microwave and dyeing with plants like onion skins, marigolds, and various leaves over a pit fire. Thanks to Dharma and Approachable Art for the Give-Away opportunity.
Cheers
Joan

alishome said...

I've been getting supplies from Dharma for many years, mostly to teach kids at summer camp how to tye dye. Love their products, and how willing they are to help. Please include me in your giveaway contest for fiber rective dye kit.Thanks, allen

Charlene said...

Oh! What a great giveaway!! I got a tie dye kit from Tulip for my son to do some t-shirts. They were bright when they first were dyed, but now that they've gone through the wash a few times, they are fading, fading, fading. I would love to try with some Dharma dyes. Hope I win!!!

charlsmith at comcast dot net

Patricia L. said...

Great give away! I've been wanting to play with dyeing fabric for years but haven't had the supplies. It would be great to win!

Jessica said...

How exciting! I love dyeing! One of the things that I love about Dharma is all the good comments I have read about their customer service. It's good to know there are helpful, reputable companies out there!

Andrea J. said...

This is a great offer! I've always wanted to learn to dye my own fabrics, because I love playing with color, and the idea of creating my own color effects really appeals to me.

I'm sure whoever gets these kits will really enjoy them, but I do hope I'm one of them!

Andrea
ladycatcf@yahoo.com
andrea.datawizard@gmail.com

Unknown said...

What a great give away, had a play this summer with shibori dying with mixed sucess. Would love the right equipment.
Deboanne

VVS Art Quilts said...

What a nice giveaway! Fabric dyeing is one of the many things I want to learn to do, and the more I see what others have done, and hear about it, the more I look forward to trying it. Dharma has some amazing stuff, I got my Bubble Jet Set and accompanying products from them a couple of years ago when I decided to learn to print photos on fabric.

Anonymous said...

Judi- This is an amazing give-away! I have wanted to dye my own fabrics for some time,but just haven't for one reason or another. With supplies and instructions close at hand,I know I would be inspired to start dyeing.

we3inaz@gmail.com

Angie Padilla said...

I would love to be able to dye my own fabrics and do a little experimenting. This kit sounds fabulous, and having a book to go with it is especially helpful.

Nienke said...

My blog is called ´dye-viral´ in dutch, and that is exactly how it feels like. When I see a nice colour-combination I just have to sort out which mixture can reach the value or colourspecifics. With my blog I infected a lot of hesitating people to start dyeing and overcome their doubts... dyeing is so easy, with great instant-succes! And it feels so good to share all of this on the internet!

Unknown said...

I've done a fair bit of dyeing on wool, but haven't had much luck on cotton, despite owning both Color by Design and Color by Accident. I guess I'd do better if I actually followed the lessons! Anyway, more supplies can always help.

Unknown said...

How exciting! I'm a quilter and I've been dying to get dying! This would be such a great way to get started. Thanks for the opportunity.

Unknown said...

Hi Judi. I'm a quilter and I've been dying to get dying. This would be a great way to get started. Thanks for the opportunity! -- Hedy

Beesby said...

Today I discovered Dharma. Today I discovered you. Today is going to be a good, good day!

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

I love dyeing because you can only control certain aspects of the process. The rest of the results are a surprise that is not totally revealed until you iron the fabric. Until then, the beauty of the dye patterns can be a bit of a mystery.

Ironing reveals the dye patterns in their beauty!

Mimma said...

I have wanted to try dyeing - I've bought a few supplies, read a couple of books, but still reluctant to take the plunge. I'm thinking of signing up for a class next summer, so some supplies would be great!

imquilternity said...

I love Dharma and have been buying from them for years and years! They always offer friendly and fast service and they have a great selection of products. How wonderful of them to offer this generous giveaway! I dye alot of fabrics and love to do it, not only to use my own creations, but it's such a thrill to see what comes out of the dyepot each time. Almost as good as christmas!!

Gina said...

Wow, what a fabulous give-away! This could be the kick I need to get dyeing. I want to learn to dye so I can take over more of the house with studio space ...kidding ...that will happen but I'd love to create some fabrics half as gorgeous as yours.

Amy said...

Cool Giveaway! Love Dharma!
avgillian@gmail.com

Melissa Kirk said...

I've been wanting to try fabric dying for a long time! I'm a quilter and think it'd be great to make my own unique fabric.

jane Macdermott said...

Well I love dyeing my own fabric just to see what comes out at the end. I am only a beginner so this pack would be great :). Shibori is really taking my interest at the moment too.

creativelenna said...

I love Dharma trading company and have often shopped there for texile paints and blank clothing because they have such a great selection as well as price. I have never dyed fabric with traditional recipes and would love to learn. thank you both for this offering! lenna young andrews, email: lenna@creativelenna.com

Oma's Patch said...

Ooooo... Aaaaaaaa.... I want to make pretties =)
~Kate
omaspatch@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like using dyes because the materials assist the creativity. I mean, I HAVE to let go, trust the process, and the end result is part me and part, well, not me.

Ricky in Winnipeg said...

I never win anything!! Doesn't everybody say that,??? .... but since I just came back today maybe its my lucky day. I have been planing more dyeing time and as soon as I get the tomatoe vines out of the garden I'll get back to it.
Ricky in Winnipeg

Kerri said...

I am addicted to dyeing things and i have a weekly booth at our local arts market where I sell many of the things that I create. I love the reveal portion! It's hard, back breaking messy work but the results are stunning. :)

Carolyn said...

Went to a fabric dyeing workshop taught by Mark Sherman this summer and absolutely loved it.

Had tried my hand at dyeing before, with mixed results (no pun intended).

Now that I have a better idea of what to do, I'd love to further explore the joy of dyeing.

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

I just happen to have bought some PFD fabric in anticipation of dyeing...would love to win a kit.I love Dharma.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great give away! Love Dharma!

bellybutton97@mail.com

Nicole Sechler said...

I have been dying/painting silk, since I made my husbands first Tallit 6 years ago. I have always purchased my supplies from Dharma, and I am sure that I always will. Paintings on silk convey a sense of richness and royalty, that can not be translate the same in many other mediums. The way it flows, and the richness and depth of color is always amazing to me with each piece that I do.

Nicole Sechler
nicole@dayenufarms.com

Anonymous said...

Judi, you have a great site! Congratulations on your blog and your
beautiful dyed fabric art! Your site will be my new reference point for tips, tricks and inspiration. I've been creating for years, but doing more batik and pastels than anything else. Unfortunately, my dye supplies and buckets are in Michigan while I'm in Florida. I think your art work was just the ticket for getting me going again. Thanks...and I will be back. Dharma Trading is the best!!!

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