Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dyeing to Stitch DVD Giveaway!

I'm simply delighted that Candy Glendening asked me to be part of her DVD blog tour. As you may recall Candy filmed her DVD, Dyeing to Stitch, the day before I filmed my DVD in Cleveland in early September.
Candy sent me her DVD a few weeks ago and I watched it right away.  Candy is a very personable, high energy person, and I noticed immediately that her personality shines through in the DVD.
I've been dyeing fabric for about twenty years now, having learned how by reading various articles and books (and dyeing hundreds of yards of fabric). I was therefore quite happy when Candy's DVD taught me several new things, especially with regards to folding the fabric to achieve different patterning. I only wish that a DVD like this had been available when I first started dyeing fabric - she covers all the basics, and then keeps building on that foundation. As a fellow scientist I literally applauded when she explained the tests she did to figure out how to make her dyeing both consistent and easy - she's done all the work so that all you need to do is follow her directions to successfully dye fabric from the start.
So now for the really good part - I get to give away one of her DVDs! Just leave me a comment for a chance to win. If you follow my blog you'll get another chance. I'll draw a name bright and early Tuesday, November 29. (Please be sure that your email address is accessible from your comment, as I will be emailing the winner to get their snail mail address.)
If you just can't wait, the DVD is available on Candy's website, or from Interweave (where there's also a download available).

Don't miss the rest of the blog tour for additional chances to win:

·         Friday, 11/11 –  Victoria Gertenbach of The Silly BooDilly­
·         Monday, 11/14 – Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River
·         Wednesday, 11/16 –  Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Studio
·         Friday, 11/18 – Melody Johnson of Fibermania
·         Monday, 11/21 – Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side
·         Wednesday, 11/23 – Diane Doran of Ooh! Pretty Colors
·         Friday, 11/25 –  Vicki Welsh of  Field Trips in Fiber
·         Monday, 11/28/11 – Brenda Gael Smith of Serendipity and the Art of the Quilt
·         Wednesday, 11/30 – Amy Webb of Amy Lou Who Sews
·         Friday, 12/2 – Robin Ferrier of Simply Robin
·         Tuesday, 12/6 – Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
·         Thursday, 12/8  – Beth and the gang from Sew Mama Sew


36 comments:

Jeannie said...

I love Candy's blog and her fabrics are gorgeous. I'd love to learn her secret techniques. Both of your DVDs are on my Christmas list, but winning Candy's means I wouldn't have to wait! Thanks for the opportunity Candy and Diane! (I am a follower!)

Karin på Ösäter said...

I keep on trying, I would really LOVE to win this DVD.

Karin på Ösäter

Kd said...

Candy's DVD looks great! She is such a talented gal that has so much to share. Thanks for the great giveaway. Kd

Leslie C said...

I am following this blog tour, and the more I read about Candy and this DVD, the more I would really love to have it. I want to start dyeing!

Karen said...

I'd love to win this DVD (and I have your blog on my Google Reader so I don't miss a post. Thanks!

Ginger said...

Love your blog and I'll bet your DVD is awesome as well.

Bonnie said...

This would be a fabulous chance to learn great techniques! I'm definitely a beginner, so I'm sure there's a lot of inspiration I could use. Thanks!

Kathy said...

I have been dyeing fabric for two years and still has so much to learn. Candy's DVD would be wonderful to win.

Gina said...

Thank you for offering this opportunity to win one of Candy's DVDs! I'd love to learn how she creates her beautiful fabrics!

Carmen said...

I would love to be able to win this! Candy's fabrics are beautiful!

susie w. said...

Intriguing DVD. If I do not win, I'll buy it, and if I do, woohoo!!!

Em said...

Fellow scientist you say? I'M a fellow scientist. You've given me yet another reason to buy this dvd. Unless of course, I win a copy! :-)

Evelyn said...

I'm eager to try fabric dyeing and make my own bright and beautiful colors.
Evelyn
SoParkAve at aol dot com

tisme said...

I really want this DVD, would love to win it. I agree, if I don`t, it is going on my Christmas wish list!

jusaweecatnap said...

I love the colors and I admire all the hard work she put into it.

jusaweecatnap said...

I signed up to follow on GFC

Kristin said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I really want to incorporate hand dyed fabrics into my quilts.

Chris Daly said...

I love the title of your blog. So glad Candy introduced me to your site. I'd love a chance to win.

Jackie said...

I love the colours of the fabric, they would be the perfect focal fabric for both quilts and wall hangings.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this Dyeing to Stitch DVD. Just learning about colors would help me with my quilts, as well as the dyeing how-tos. BTW - I liked the way you personalized this review.

kay said...

Your comments have convinced me that Candy's DVD is the perfect place to start learning to dye!

Linda V said...

I would love to learn how to dye fabric! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

Linda V said...

I am a new follower, here, too! Thanks again!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

I'd love to win this. Thanks for offering it.

gill said...

I would love to win !!

gill said...

I'm a follower!

Happy Turtle said...

I'm enjoying this blog tour. Thanks for hosting. :)

Happy Turtle said...

Now following.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I'd love to own her video! Thanks for having the prize giveaway. LOVE hand dyed fabrics!
Best to all,
Leslie MarveLesArtStudios.blogspot.com

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

And I a new follower!

Anonymous said...

would love to win this dvd. Her colors are wonderful!
Marti M
sandmbulk@comcast.net

SewCalGal said...

Wow, do I love the colors. I have limited experience in dying fabrics and would love to learn more. Love the colors and textures that come with hand-dyed fabrics, but currently lack the insights and confidence. This DVD seems to provide all the insights and inspiration.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Sharmond said...

Thanks for opportunity to win this DVD. Candy's fabric dyeing is beautiful.

Deb said...

I have been dyeing reed for basket weaving for many years with natural dyes, and have begun dyeing fabric with procion dyes. I love the different hues that I receive with each dyeing session. I would love to get my hands on this DVD!

Joyce said...

I would love to win this. Such pretty colors.

rvquilter said...

I have been dyeing and like a sponge, absorbing everything I can read or find about dyeing.....
the DVD would really take me over the top.
thanks for the giveaway