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Mosaic Eggs Tutorial

Make It : Mosaic Eggs Tutorial

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Today’s Easter egg guest post comes from the one and only Stephanie Hung! With March going out like a lamb, I have been feeling quite spring-y these days.  If you go down to the woods next Sunday, you’re sure of a big surprise; at least in my neck of the woods – Mosaic eggs!   …

Dip Dye & Make Art!

Make It : Dip Dye & Make Art!

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Before our Holiday break, you might have seen me on the show with Martha demoing a fairly simple project— felt animal art. Materials needed are minimal—RIT dye, white wool felt, an embroidery hoop and imagination. For this winter series I chose Evening Blue so it would resemble the the deep blue ocean or a cold night …

Contests & Prizes : Egg App Giveaway - Last Chance!

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Tired of using the same technique to decorate Easter eggs every year? Well there’s no sense in crying over spilt milk—or butterfingers for that matter. Here’s your (final!) chance at winning our new Egg App. We show you how to dye, découpage, and decorate eggs in ways you never thought possible; just in time for you …

Dyeing Beads at Home

Make It : Dyeing Beads at Home

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I’m Amy Conway, editor-at-large for Martha Stewart Living Magazine.  The Crafts Dept. asked me to share this bead dyeing project with you… On any given day, you’ll find one or two MSLO staffers wearing long strands of wooden beads in muted shades of blues and greens. Silke came up with the idea for these boho-chic …

Contests & Prizes : Fading and Overdyeing Fabrics

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Our big Stitch Fest and book launch is just a few days away!  I’ve been flipping through our new Encyclopedia of Fabric and Sewing Crafts, and wanted to share one of my favorite techniques from it. Last November, getting ready for the Holiday Craft Sale season, I completely fell for fading and overdyeing fabrics.  The …

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Set Dyed Fabric & Prevent Bleeding

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Ed Mitby asks: I recently was in India and purchased several tablecloths and table settings that apparently are made with vegetable dye. Supposedly you are supposed to soak these in salt water before washing to prevent bleeding, but how much salt, what water temperature, and how long? Very good question! I didn’t know the answer …

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Dyeing Pearls

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Hand Dyed Glass Pearls Amy asks: This is a question about a project Martha did on air over a year ago.  She had dyed glass pearls and then threaded them alternately on satin ribbon to make a necklace. My question is that if I omit the ribbon and just string the dyed pearls, will the …