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Best value for money... The Quilter's Choice
This bundle of eBooks about dyeing fabrics is super useful for quilters.
Costing and pricing your handmade products
Are YOU struggling to work out how much to charge for your handmade products? This online course helps you to break it down step-by-step so that you have a better chance of building a financially sustainable business. So many makers sell their products too cheaply and do not even know how to work out when they are trading at a loss. This course will help you to push through your fear and feeling of overwhelm into an empowered space of "I've got this!".
"This is a cornerstone course for any new or struggling entrepreneur! If you're a business owner wondering why your business just never quite gets off the ground or whether you're still holding a dream in your heart for a life of entrepreneurship, do yourself a favor and purchase this course. Understanding pricing and costing is the life force of any business. Grasp the battle-tested wisdom Melanie shares in this course and you'll be well on your way to mindfully building a financially healthy and sustainable business." Rated 5 out of 5 Sandra J Miljkovic
Dip dyeing in detail
“The Dip-Dyeing course is brilliant, well-written, easy-to-follow. Instructions and the supporting visual aids are perfect. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to explore these wonderful techniques.” Lynne Bishop.
Dyeing different kinds of fabric
“Excellent content.” Jackie Radford
“The kids were overjoyed when they opened up their shirts and found the different patterns and colours!” Charlotte Manzie
“The party went great thank you. The T-shirts turned out great and I often see them wearing them.” Sam Sharples
Lino block printing on fabric for beginners
Lino printing is an easy, direct method for printing onto fabrics. It is easy to set up on your kitchen table and the equipment needed is very basic and inexpensive. This versatile craft is often overlooked as a viable method for printing on fabrics and other materials. Many people think of screen printing and digital prints when they think about printing fabrics and both of these methods are quite costly to set up. Over the years I have printed garments to sell at markets and bespoke textiles for South African fashion designers using this wonderful technique. From the market to the catwalk, this versatile method of printing fabric still has a place in the world. Click through and sign up for this course at this link to unlock the infinite possibilities of this craft.
Mending is life extending
Mending will not only extend the life of your clothes, it can also help you to extend your own life when you tap into the therapeutic meditation that this activity unlocks. Mending not only improves personal general well-being, it also improves your relationships with your loved ones. If you want to explore mending as a meditation then click through and sign up for the online course at this link...
"This is therapy in its purest form.” Jady Hewitt
Mix Your Own Color Recipes
Would a color recipe chart be useful in your world?
This online course will teach you how to create your own color recipe chart using the fabrics and dyes that are available to you where you live.
Printing with found objects
This online course will transform the way you view your world. It will teach you a way of seeing ordinary items through extra-ordinary new eyes. This is a fantastic course if you have a very tight budget because it will teach you how to create texture and pattern on cloth using inexpensive materials that you can find lying around your home. This method of printing is fabulous for anybody working with children and this method of printing will keep them busy for hours. Click through to the link below to read more about it and sign up.
“I just finished this course and wish I had taken it sooner. It is chocked full of great information and is easy to understand and follow along.” Ruth Hogan
Would you like to download twenty five designs built around seven of my original tiled designs with heart shaped themes?
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Shifting the language about up-cycled fabrics
If we want to change behavior, we need to change the language that drives it. This online course suggests ways of shifting language so that we can become more mindful about how we use and re-use textile resources. If you are a teacher and want to understand how to shift the language so that your students can embrace textile up-cycling in a meaningful way, then this course will help you to do this. Sign up at this link...
The basics of making tie dye using reactive dyes
This online course will help you to understand some of the basics of making tie dye using reactive dyes. If you want to dye your own T-shirts, dresses and bed linen, this course will get you started. It includes a selection of binding methods for creating different patterns as well as important information about how the chemistry works that will help you to get results that are bright and lasting, wash after wash. You can read more about this course and sign up at this link...
“Just to let you know that I had my Wow moment yesterday! Many thanks for my new colourful days !” Margaret Kohn, Artist
Up-cycled fabrics ... An introduction for beginners
This online course is for people who want to get into up-cycling their fabrics. It is aimed at beginners and shares different ideas for up-cycling and re-using textiles and garments that you already have at home. If you have a tight budget for crafting or if you just want to be more mindful about how you use resources because you care about the planet, this is the course for you.
"My sewing took a whole new direction!" Sandie Fletcher