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December 15, 2012



Oh, how I love your creations, Karla! And thank you for this tutorial. I have been loading a small paint brush with either coffee or watercolors to hand dye ribbons and paper along the edges - this method is so much better! :)
Have a great weekend,

Karla Nathan

Your way sounds like it would work good too, but for large batches, this is great.

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Linda P.

Thanks for this information, Karla! I have never dyed ribbons, but now I'm thinking it looks like something I might like to try. I love your stockings filled with pretty vintage goodies. : )

Donna Ellis

such lovely projects, Karla. Thank you for the tutorial on dying ribbon - beautiful flowers, and wonderful WINGS! You can fly now for sure! Thanks again for sharing your remarkable talent!

Karla Nathan

Linda, its a simple project, the hardest part is waiting for them to dry. I try to dye or coffee dip a lot of my ribbons, the more custom elements of a piece are, the more unique the piece becomes.

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Once again, your creativity sparkles my heart! I can't wait till I retire so I can really spend time revisiting Karla's Cottage and trying some of your techniques!

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About Karla Nathan

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