Sunday, November 20, 2016

Registration is NOW OPEN for Basic Blues!

Confused over which Indigo Dye Vat to use? 

In this Five Week Online Class we will explore five different methods to creating, and maintaining, an Indigo Dye Vat!
~ Registration is Now Open ~

Class Begins March 20th, 2017

Learn More Here!!! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cretacolor Colored Charcoal Sticks

These arrived yesterday. I was stunned at how well the colors match my earth pigment, ocher, and clay painted fabrics.

My only regret is I wish I had ordered them sooner. Tis okay I shall be streaming in the very near future using these beasts to color fabric and paper, along with my earth pigments and soy emulsion!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Fields Series In Progress

After painting thirty six 6x6 inch pieces and eleven 4x6 inch pieces of fabric yesterday I'm not feeling the love today for the larger pieces, this one is 16x16 inches.

To be honest, I may stick the top one in the washer in hopes that most of the color comes off and repaint the piece, it's just now speaking to me right now.

But the longer I push, the better things are getting this afternoon. 14x14 inch cotton fabric.

I'm finding that I was a whole lot looser with the smaller pieces, though the 4x6 inch pieces were starting to push the limits. 14x14 inch cotton fabric.

I have four more 14x14 inch pieces of fabric to paint, and five more 16x16 inch pieces.  All of which will need to be machine stitched before mounting to the canvas frames.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A New Series is Born!

A new series has presented itself and has demanded to be created! Last night I painted the first of the fabrics for my new "Fields" series. I live streamed the painting session, and also threw down a challenge if you're interested in participating.

The fabric this morning after it has dried. Color loss of 50% is not uncommon when working on fabric.

First set of six blocks, the fabric is still wet.

Am loving this new series already. I will live stream stitching these pieces next week!

The live stream, and challenge, is available in my community Almost Stitched. You will have to join my community and watch the live stream to get the challenge!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Almost Stitched Online Community

Did you know I have an online community? I do, and it's called Almost Stitched! It's a private group were we can encourage one another to step out of our comfort zones and push the edge of the textile envelope!

Do you love to paint, dye, rust, and otherwise color fabrics and papers? Then Almost Stitched is the place for you! Do you love to use textiles and paper to tell stories? Then Almost Stitched is the place for you!  Join me as we explore our unique voices through textile and paper art.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Come Paint with Me!!!

Come Paint with Me in Colors of the Earth 

Classroom Officially Opens on October 17th!!!

To Celebrate I'm offering a 10% Discount off Colors of the Earth Online Class!
Discount Code: 10COLOR

Learn how to make soy milk and pigment emulsions
Learn the basics of fabric prep for painting and paper with pigments
Learn the basics of painting fabric and paper with pigments
Learn how to properly cure, wash, and care for your fabrics and papers that have been painted with pigments.
How to source clays, ochers, and pigments from your local environment.

Learn more here

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Reds, Oranges, and Golds, are the Colors of My Soul!

Join me in my latest online creation Colors of the Earth! We will paint cloth and paper using earth pigments, clays, and ochers/ochres!!! Unleash the colors of your soul in this one week class!!!

Colors of the Earth

Begins October 17th!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Introducing Colors of the Earth Online Class!

Class Starts October 17th!!!

Colors of the Earth

An Introduction to Painting Fabric
Earth Pigments, Clays, Ochers, and More! 

Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mark Making with Nature: Surface Design with Natural Dyes 4 Part Video Series!!!

Mark Making with Nature: Surface Design with Natural Dyes
4 Part Video Series!!!
Over 2 hours of digital video instruction.

Everything you ever wanted to know to create unique cloth using natural dyes is covered in this Digital Video Series
Topics Covered:
Bundle Dyeing: I demonstrate several methods of bundle and compost dyeing!
Screen Printing with natural dyes, I demonstrate how to make and use the thickeners for a successful print each time!
Bound Resists with natural dyes, I demonstrate several resist techniques using glue, gutta, rope, clips, etc. so that you will obtain rich layers of color.
Other topics covered are mono-printing, stamping, dye painting, etc., to create additional depth of color and unique patterning and designs using a combination of natural dye extracts and pigments.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Registration Ends Soon!

Registration Ends Tomorrow!

Pretty Pigments Online Class Begins 

September 6th at 6pm CST!!!

Click here to learn more!
This session includes a special Bonus Session called Getting Started. Once this session of Pretty Pigments has finished I will not be offering this special bonus offering again.

The Bonus Session will become it's OWN class starting in October. 

Register for Pretty Pigments TODAY, you will be getting TWO of my classes for the price of ONE!!!

When you Register TODAY for this Session of Pretty Pigments you will have lifetime access to TWO of my classes!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Just 10 Days!!!

Join me as we explore the Earth's natural beauty in Pretty Pigments!!!!  

Class begins September 6th!

 Register Today to receive the Getting Started Bonus Content!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Getting Started Classroom Opens on August 15th!

I'm so excited! Pretty Pigments Classroom Officially Opens on August 15th!!!

To Celebrate I'm offering a 15% Discount for Pretty Pigments through August 15th!

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Starting August 15th Students will have access to the Getting Started withPretty Pigments Bonus Content. 

Learn how to make soy milk and pigment emulsions
Learn how to make the wax and pigment emulsions
Learn the basics of fabric prep for painting and paper with pigments
Learn the basics of painting fabric and paper with pigments
Learn how to properly cure, wash, and care for your fabrics and papers that have been painted with pigments.
How to source clays, ochers, and pigments from your local environment. 

And this is just a few of the things you will learn BEFORE the Pretty Pigments Class Starts on September 6th!!!

NOTE: This will be the ONLY time I offer this bonus content for the Pretty Pigments Class! 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Ask Kimberly Pretty Pigments Live Event!

"Ask Kimberly Pretty Pigments" 

Join Me this coming Sunday, 
July 10th at 8pm CST

I will be discussing my upcoming class Pretty Pigments!  Got questions about the class? email me at prairiefibers at hotmail dot com.  I will be simulcasting on both Periscope AND Facebook!

Saturday, July 02, 2016

July Fourth SALE!!!

July Fourth Sale!!! 
30% Off Pretty Pigments and All Artwork! 

 Enter Code: JULY4TH30 at check out!

Click HERE to SHOP NOW!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

NEW CLASS Pretty Pigments

Pretty Pigments
Mixed Media with Earth Pigments, Ocher's, and More!!!

Begins September 6th

Register HERE

Monday, June 13, 2016

24 Hour Flash Sale

24 Hour eBook Flash Sale!!!

Mark Making with Nature 4 eBook Sale 

Was $9.95 NOW $7.95

Twenty Fours ONLY!!!

Available in My Shop

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Ask Kimberly Event is Four Days Away!!!

I just wrote up three juicy reminder newsletters for my first ever "Ask Kimberly" Event! 

In each newsletter I have left clues as to what types of Mixed Media with Natural Dyes I'll be discussing!!! 

Not signed up for my newsletter??? You can do so here!!!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Announcing my Ask Kimberly Event!!!

I will be hosting my first ever live 
Ask Kimberly Event 
at Periscope on June 12th @ 8pm CST!!!

This month’s topic will be Mixed Media with Natural Dyes

You can find me on Periscope @kbaxterpackwood

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

June Give Away!!!

June Give Away!!!
Getting Started with Natural Dyeing!!!

Buy Now

This 13 page e-book covers the basics of scouring, mordants, and soy milk preparation for cotton, linen, hemp, and other cellulose based fabrics.

This book covers the very basics of what a Dyer needs to do BEFORE dyeing fabrics with natural dyes!  If you own the other three books this information is covered in those books

That's right it's FREE until June 30th!!!

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Perfect Bead

Spent part of the afternoon searching through my stash of beads looking for the perfect beads for a project I'm hand stitching.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bead Storage

How do you store your beads, was the question asked on Facebook this morning, and lots of great ideas were shared.  Here is some of my bead storage, I say some because I still have canning jars, old pickle jars, etc., in my upstairs office filled with both beads, buttons, and other embellishments.  Such is the fate of a mixed media fiber artist, you end up collecting lots of stuff for creating new work.

I have probably 150+ of these little containers filled with various types and styles of seed beads, and another 30+ filled with sequins.

Bead storage, these are Iris organizers and I bought them at Staples.

 Cardboard containers filled with vintage plastic beads, baubles, and buttons.

A cart filled with jars and jars and jars of beads!

That's mostly beads on that shelf!

More beads, embellishments such as old clock parts, furniture hardware that was too beautiful to pitch, etc., the big empty space is where the new studio tv will be living, eventually.  The stuff in the jars on the bottom shelf, natural dyed silk cocoons.