I am so excited to share with you a new sponsor here at Sew Many Ways...Vicki Welsh Hand Dyed Fabrics.
I can't thank Vicki enough for joining Sew Many Ways. If you are looking for beautiful, one of a kind, hand dyed fabric, then Vicki is the person for you. When you come back to Sew Many Ways and are looking for a link to Vicki's awesome site, her button is on my right side bar. She is also having a give away for us here, so read through to the bottom!!
So, without further ado...let me introduce Vicki
I have been following Karen’s blog, Sew Many Ways, for a long time and I am so impressed with everything she has going on here. I recently decided that it was high time that I got involved myself and I am thrilled to be a blog sponsor now.
I retired from corporate America in 2010 after spending almost 30 years as a project manager in the financial services industry. It was a great life but I am lucky to now be able to devote myself to my passions: dyeing fabric and quilting! I’ve been sewing all my life and started concentrating on quilts about 12 years ago. I started dyeing fabric in 2007 and have been hooked ever since.
The most unique thing about hand dyed fabrics is that they are one-of-a-kind creations. That said, I have hundreds of dye recipes and can create (and recreate) custom colors. I am most known for my fabric gradients (5 popular ones are shown above). These fabrics blend colors from selvedge to selvedge. I also have fat quarter packs and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Additionally, on my blog, I have a Featured Fabric Palette of coordinated “solids” and gradient that is offered at a special discounted price for a limited time.
My goal is to introduce (or reintroduce) quilters and fiber artists to the world of hand dyed fabrics. Hand dyed fabrics have a reputation for not being colorfast and, therefore, many quilters avoid them. My fabrics are processed to remove all of the excess dye and you can use them in your quilts as confidently as you do commercially printed fabrics. You can read about my process for removing excess dye here and the process is also effective with commercial prints that bleed. One recent quilter used this process on a finished quilt that bled and it got out all of the excess dye that had bled onto her white fabrics. Turquoise dyes seem to be the most stubborn and they sometimes require multiple treatments. I apply this process to any commercial fabrics I buy. I put them through the soak before they are ever placed in my stash.
For up to date information on my new palettes, new products and special sales, sign up for my monthly newsletter here.
You can find me in all these places on the web:Blog: http://vickiwelsh.typepad.com/field_trips_in_fiber/ (with lots of tutorials)
Now, let’s have a reward for all of you who read this entire post. What we need is a good giveaway! Visit my shop and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite section. Do you prefer the gradients or maybe you are drawn to the fat quarter packs or stash packs. Let me know! Leave your comment by Saturday. Karen will draw a winner this weekend and the lucky person will receive their choice of a Stash Pack from my shop along with a sample of Transdoodle transfer paper from Mistyfuse
Thanks again Vicki...it means a lot to me to have you here! So very much appreciated
Good luck everyone,