Friday, November 18, 2011

Dyeing To Stitch


Here's my pal Candy Glendening who has just come out with a new DVD on Dyeing!!! I am so thrilled for her and for me, because this DVD has all the answers, and shows all the techniques that you may need to dye up gorgeous fabrics.  Seriously.



It's a workshop in a disc, and I am loving it because it shows you everything I'd want you to know about dyeing, without me having to get off the couch. Now I can relax and just refer you to her dvd. Wonderful! Look at that page of color swatches. My goodness, that is a sensation. (I could never be that accurate and conscientious).
So to celebrate this new workshop dvd, Candy is giving one away. Just leave a comment, with your email and I will pick a winner by 8am (Central time) on Saturday 11/19/11.
And now your daily Dawg (and Dave) who have napping down to a science.

128 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance! (and I love all your work -- thanks for sharing on your blog!)

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  2. What a nice treat! I'm a yarn dyer, but only wool, so learning how to dye cotton would be so neat. And then I could use the fabric in my quilting.
    Thanks for offering it.

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  3. The dvd looks wonderful, I just know it would take my dyeing up a notch.

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  4. Thanks Candy and Melody for this offer - crossing my fingers that I get to learn more about color and dyeing soon!!

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  5. Oh, I'd love to learn more about dyeing!

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  6. Your daily dog photos just crack me up! Thanks for getting my day off to such a happy start. And since my day started way too early, I'll be scheduling a nap myself.

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  7. would love to try dyeing! Background in watercolor painting makes me really curious about trying it.

    Enjoy your blogs.

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  8. Those color swatches really are the best eye candy. Thanks for counting me in, Melody.

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  9. Oh, I do so love hand dyed fabric and I love, love learning how you all do the amazing work you do! As an art quilter/volunteer who makes and donates quilts to AAQI, I would dearly love to win this dvd and trust me, I would most definitely appreciate it and put anything learned to good use!

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  10. I would love to have fabrics with beautiful colors (my colors) for my future projects. I am a very beginner and I would be very, very glad if this DVD would come to me.

    My best thoughts for you both!
    al_mihaela@yahoo.com

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  11. Dying fabrics has always been on my bucket list, but I can never seem to summon up the courage to start. Or rather, I don't know where to begin. Sounds like this would do it!

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  12. I follow your blog daily, Melody. I would love to do some dyeing but have never known how to get started. Thanks for the opportunity to win this DVD.

    sandiqltr@comcast.net

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  13. Love your blog, love your work, thanks!

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  14. I've been wanting to try dying for some time now. If they came out half as great as yours, I'd be happy. Fingers crossed.

    uberstitch@gmail.com

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  15. Charlotte cgurwell@mchsi.com8:24 AM

    Would love to have this DVD as a reference for dyeing fabric! Your dog photos are wonderful.

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  16. Wow! Thanks Candy and Melody. I'd love a copy of this DVD.

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  17. Cosmos8:35 AM

    I'd like to get into dying, I tried it a few years ago and loved it.

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  18. I love all those rich colors. That's what i love most about hand dyed fabrics.

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  19. Anonymous8:45 AM

    I'm feeling lucky -- Would love to learn about dying fabric. Your work is amazing.

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  20. Oh, I love to dye! I used your "Lazy Dyer" the last time I dyed, kind of as a refresher. Thanks for the chance to win this DVD!

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  21. Oh my gosh a dream come true! It would be wonderful for my "2 Dye 4" Bee! We certainly TRY to get all the right colors - but sometimes ?????!!!! Thanks for the chance to win! And the napping photo is a classic!!

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  22. I guess I'll quote Dirty Harry. "Do you feel lucky, well do you?"

    I hope I'm lucky, I want to be lucky and I deserve to be lucky. I'll just say affirmations of "I will win" "I will win" "I will win" Maybe that will boost my odds.

    Good luck to everyone and thanks to Candy and Melody.

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  23. bonnie leukert8:58 AM

    Crossing my fingers.....at a chance to win....

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  24. Love the dog/Dave photos!

    Would love to win!

    Jane

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  25. Wow...just plain wow! Thanks for all the inspiration. I'd love to sit across the table with coffee and conversation...see how your brain ticks...it's ticking nicely from what I have seen so far! Thanks for the wonderful blog and the chance for such a nifty book. Enjoy your day,
    Ruth Root
    Amarillo, Texas
    ruthptb@suddenlink.net

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  26. A dyeing book with the "Approved by Melody" stamp of approval has to be good.

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  27. Carol Sc9:21 AM

    What a terrific table of colors! ---well organized and easy to follow.
    ...and, don't you wish you could relax so completely?!
    quiltschon@att.net

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  28. Ooh, that sounds like a great dvd.

    And the picture of the boys. that is just how Monk looks when I carry him to bed each night. (the dawg, not Dave.)

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  29. Well, thanks for the chance at this DVD! It's on my Christmas list to myself, so either way I hope to own it soon.

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  30. hehe! Love the nappers! I would love to have the DVD.

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  31. NancyA9:29 AM

    Oh how I'd love to be able to dye with the accuracy needed to produce that page of color swatches! Looks like a great DVD! Thanks for offering the chance to win it. nkadenver@yahoo.com

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  32. OK, I'm in! I would love to learn all the ins and outs of dyeing fabric - or yarn!

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  33. Kamilla9:37 AM

    I'd loveto start dyeing, and this looks like a great beginning.

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  34. Anonymous9:39 AM

    Would love the DVD. lmcherry4213@comcast.net

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  35. What an awesome giveaway!!!!! I am just dyeing to see this DVD :D

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  36. Sharon Engel9:46 AM

    Melody -- OMG I have been wanting a good tutorial on dyeing. That is on my bucket list. A small bucket used for dyeing. LOL

    Sharon in CO
    sewengel50@hotmail.com

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  37. Maybe a DVD like this would help me feel less over-whelmed by this whole dyeing process!

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  38. vivslater@shaw.ca9:50 AM

    Of the few times I've dyed fabric, I love to see how changing one parameter changes the whole run. Thanks for all the eye candy with your work, Melody.

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  39. Denise Sansone9:52 AM

    I would love to win a copy of the book. I read your blog every day and LOVE your use of color.

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  40. KarMaCreations@fuse.net9:52 AM

    You make things seem so simple, Melody, but we are anxious to read her book. My sister, sister-in-law and neice and I wanted to have a dyeing workshop this past summer, but we had so many health situations we weren't able to make it happen. We hoping we can get to it the next warm day.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Karen

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  41. That swatch set of Candy's is real EYE CANDY! :)

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  42. Such Yummy colors...........info I need to know, I'm sure.

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  43. I am always inspired to dye fabric when viewing your work.

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  44. This is truly to dye for! It looks fabulous and very attractive for us rural people who can't get to workshops as easily as some. Thanks

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  45. LynneP10:25 AM

    LOVE the photo of Dave and Dawg.... Made me smile.

    Sure would love to win the DVD-it sounds wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Radiant Orb is fabulous. The owner is very lucky to be able to look at that quilt daily.

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  46. Wow the fabrics look wonderful! As you know I just tried my hand at dying fabric this past July ( thanks for all the tips! ) I would love Candy's new DVD it would help me a lot!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving ~ enjoy your family :)

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  47. Paulette in VA10:31 AM

    My PTD cotton has been laying/lyeing around for 3+ months, this DVD should get my juices flowing? Will order it ASAP. What a perfect GEM you are, thanks a bunch. Paulette in VA

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  48. If I do not win one here ;) I'm going to order it. Was looking for a dvd like that to buy.

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  49. I have wanted to get into dying fabric but afraid to start not knowing what to do. I think this would get me going! Lynne

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  50. Fabulous! I was eyeing up this dvd yesterday, and it will be on my Christmas list if I'm not the lucky so and so here!

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  51. Can a Canadian enter? I have been reading this blog for years now and always love the ideas because they inspire me to experiment more. Dyeing is a new interest so this would be a great way to learn.
    Judy from Ontario

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  52. That looks like a wonderful guide. I've always wanted to dye my own fabric but haven't made that leap yet! Thanks to Candy & you for the giveaway!

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  53. Elisabeth B10:52 AM

    I would love to have this DVD. I love to dye.

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  54. Thanks Melody; her work is gorgeous, and I would love to win a copy! Thank you!

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  55. I enjoy Candy's lovely designs. Also happy to be introduced to your colorful website. How beautiful!

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  56. I love Candy's work - I've been a little intimidated about the dying process so I would really like to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  57. The dvd looks wonderful, I just know it would take my dyeing up a notch.

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  58. Anonymous11:28 AM

    I really would like to be consistent when dyeing...perhaps I could learn from this dvd!
    KarinM.

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  59. Love to get the DVD
    Edith

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  60. The dyeing process seems so complicated. The DVD sounds like spells it out simply.

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  61. Looks like a great DVD. Love the color chart.

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  62. If she can teach me how to dye fabric well enough to come up with swatches like those, she is a miracle worker. I would really love to try my hand at fabric dyeing. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  63. Anonymous12:18 PM

    looks like a terrific help for dyers!

    M Chaffee
    Mmckchaffee@hotmail.com

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  64. been seeing great reviews of this dvd on MX dyers list! I really want it!!! Thank you for the give away! ninadora@gmail.com

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  65. I would love to have the DVD. I love your dawgs too, they are so cute. eva-s-j at ebnett dot no

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  66. Celeste Wegner12:27 PM

    Yummy yummy yummy colors-feast for the eyes - this could be the incentive to me to use my own dyed fabrics instead of being limited to just what's available at the fabric store.

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  67. I love your blog. Going to it each day is a sunny spot no matter what the weather outside is doing. Thanks.

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  68. following your colorful blog regularly..........I used to dye alot and had company "true colors" but gave it up in the 90's...........so much fun though I'm DYING to DYE again! Think the DVD is a great idea!
    Thanks for all your inspiration in quilting AND knitting!

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  69. That's all I need to know, I would rather you could stay on your couch...

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  70. Learning to dye is on my to-do list. Looks like a great DVD.
    Thanks!

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  71. Wonderful~thank you for the opportunity!

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  72. Would love to have this :)

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  73. wow- knowing it will be before you hang it up to dry - what a concept!

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  74. Unlike everyone making comments here, I don't just want this DVD, I need it real bad. Like a dawg needs a nap.

    Diane

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  75. Australian Gen1:35 PM

    Love your work! Am dyeing to win this DVD and dyeing to see what else you come up with. That Orb quilt is nothing but FANTABULOUS!!!!

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  76. Priscilla1:52 PM

    What marvelous colors. Almost as good as yours, Mel. ;)

    ~your darling Priscilla
    Michigan

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  77. One way or another, I will have to get my hands on Candy's dvd. I hope I win one, but if not, perhaps a Christmas present. Wow! That napping looks like HARD WORK! em_komiskey -at- yahoo -dot- com

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  78. Hi Melody,
    I would really love that DVD. My house is a DVD library for lots of local art quilters so it would serve many.
    Beth

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  79. Thank you for this wonderful tip about the DVD. You are always so generous with your knowledge and also promoting others' work as well. I look forward to my daily "fix" of your blog. Also, I loved your Radiant Orb quilt. I believe it is one of my all time favorite Melody quilts, with the exception of Hot Flash or the tulip quilt.

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  80. Anonymous2:11 PM

    Hi, I check your blog just about everyday. Your very generous in sharing your sewing and gardening ideas. Love the dogs. Diane
    dyak65@frontier.com

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  81. Oh my, I'd love to win this DVD. I'm anxious to get back into some dyeing. It would be just the thing.
    Do you know if it is Procion dyes that she uses?

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  82. Anonymous2:14 PM

    This DVD looks wonderful, sure hope it is my lucky day.

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  83. I would love to win the DVD! Would be so fun to try dyeing without having to make the newbie mistakes :)

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  84. Kay C qoe1@aol.com2:40 PM

    I love to dye but haven't done it in a couple years - maybe the DVD would get me going again! BTW - love your blog AND your quilts!

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  85. Love the previews. Am sure it will be great to own one.
    Carol
    happyturtlequilts@gmail.com

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  86. Hope I win this! I could use the money I've been saving to take Carol's class at the barn for something else!

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  87. Thanks Melody and Candy -- it's always fun to learn some new techniques.

    Melody, I love how relaxed the Dawg looks!

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  88. low emersion dyeing looks like fun. i usually run with a paint brush. Candy really spells it out clearly.this would be fun to do.
    Happy thanksgiving to all! sonja

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  89. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to give this a try.

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  90. Love trying new dye combos, seeing how others work.

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  91. I'd love to learn to dye fabric and this sounds like a good way to learn! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  92. I'd love to learn to dye fabric and this sounds like a good way to learn! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  93. I am dying to win this DVD, lol
    This is my project that I want to learn next year. And from what I hear, this is the DVD to do it with.
    Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  94. Wow, lots of comments today! Nothing like a give away to bring them out of the woodwork, eh? Me included! hahaha! I've long appreciated Candy's funky hand dyed applique and would love having her dvd. If only to save you some work, Mel! ha! Love the dawgs!

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  95. Dotti4:42 PM

    I could so seriously get into dying my own fabric BUT right now I am petrified to try. The DVD would be the answer to my prayers and the "push" I need to give it a try. Pick me, please!!!! Oh and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  96. Would love to receive such an informative DVD. The more I know, the better. Thanks Melody.

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  97. I follow her blog too - she's another person with more energy than I could believe possible! Love the dyeing array too - just the DVD I need!

    Thanks Melody for the daily dawgs, they are a hit!

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  98. Nancy V.5:38 PM

    I watched a preview of the DVD and it looks great. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  99. I think mine is the 100th comment--hope that's a lucky sign. I'd love to win the book. Enjoy your blog daily.
    phyllisjoconnor@gmail.com

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  100. Looks like a wonderful DVD!

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  101. Oh! pick me, pick me!!! and I still haven't cut into fabric I dyed 4 YEARS AGO! lol...

    Pam

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  102. Thank you for the opportunity! I enjoy dyeing and appreciate the tips I find in your blog----I am a daily reader!

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  103. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Thanks for opportunity to win this wonderful DVD. Candy's work is beautiful.
    Thanks, Shelly
    burgequilt@windstream.net

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  104. With your wonderful fiber skills, this is a major endorsement of this DVD. I am color challenged, so think this DVD would definitely help me improve my quilt projects. Thanks for that chance.

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  105. Deb from Kingston7:10 PM

    Way cool! Count me in!

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  106. Wow - whoever wins theDVD will be lucky with this many comments. But I would really like to win it!
    ;-D

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  107. How fun to give away! Inspires me to go through my studio to see what I could give away :)

    Pick me or I'll dye!

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  108. Looks like a great DVD. I'd love to learn about dying fabric since I know nothing. Candy creates such Beautiful fabric! Another benefit of a blog hop is finding great blogs to follow. I'm a new follower and looking forward to going back to seeing what I've been missing.

    Thank you and Candy for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. Color, color, color! I just love it but I've always been a bit shy about trying to dye my own fabrics. Between your blog dyeing posts and Candy's DVD I'd say that would be all that anyone would need to get started. ;-)

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  110. Sandy in CA8:13 PM

    I'd love to win Candy's dvd.

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  111. Cool! I recently read about this DVD and would love to win it!
    Cheers,
    Ellen
    mdellen
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  112. Absolutely LOVE the colour chart. I have just started dyeing and need all the help I can get!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Happy Quilting!
    Marianne
    Singapore

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  113. I love to read your blog. It's at the top of my list. I would also like to win Candy's DVD.

    Kathy

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  114. Enjoy you blog! Would love to win Candy's DVD.

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  115. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Thanks for your hard work and generosity.
    Deb(dmcp48@yahoo.com)

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  116. love both of you and would love this dvd. Thanks!

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  117. I LOVE dvds!! And I think this one would be wonderful. Thank you for adding my name to your list!

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  118. Anonymous11:04 PM

    Would love to win this DVD, I saw the preview and it look great!
    Marti
    sandmbulk@comcast.net

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  119. Evelyn12:00 AM

    I'm eager to learn fabric dyeing.
    soparkave at aol dot com

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  120. I'm so glad to learn about your blog from Candy. Your work is incredible!

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  121. I'd love the DVD cause I've been dying to dye.

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  122. You're oh so right, the page of color swatches is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! That's a whole lot of inspiration. I can't wait to see the DVD. Happy Thanksgiving! Jay

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  123. I love Candy's work...I stumbled across her blog (and yours!) when I first started dyeing fabric...what an inspiration (both of you!).

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  124. Wow what a great chance to get all my dyeing questions answered!

    Thanks for the daily dawgs - smile.

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  125. Sounds like a terrific book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  126. Am I too late??? Too busy with work this week!!! Oh, I was drooling over this DVD!

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  127. Je serai vraiment contente de recevoir le DVD. Meilleures salutations de Suisse, une ancienne élève de St Moritz

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