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Welcome to Leslie Edwards blog. I post about my quilting, pattern designs, fabric dyeing, textile art and travels.  Join me and follow my journey.  To keep in touch, why not sign up for my occasional newsletter ->> QuiltFab newsletter

Introducing Turtle Hand Batik video

Spotlight on Turtle Hand Batiks

In this video, Tina Hilton of Turtle Hand Batiks shares information about the fair trade, cottage industry batiks she carries. Tina shows a wide variety of processes used to make the batiks in small batches

My scrap pile
The scrap pile off-cuts is my starting point

Confessions of a quilting scrapaholic

R ecently I have become engrossed with my scrap pile. This happens every so often when it outgrows its baskets and tries to escape. Scrap is like an alien being that multiplies until it threatens

autumn workshop
Some hand dyed fabric from the Autumn workshop

Fun at the Autumn Fabric Dyeing Workshop

Autumn is a wonderful time to dye fabric. The temperatures are not too hot and not too cold. I particularly like eco-dyeing in the Autumn because the leaves are so plentiful as they fall from

Ice dyeing workshops with Leslie Edwards
Ice dyeing fabric produces amazing colours...

Let’s try some Ice Dyeing

One of my favourite techniques is Ice Dyeing. You don’t need a lot of different materials to try Ice Dyeing, most are readily available. Glen and I always take a break to go to our

Introducing Turtle Hand Batiks
Introducing Turtle Hand Batiks

Turtle Hand Batik – a new fabric discovery

I love hand dyed fabrics. They have a unique look that commercial fabrics do not have. Perhaps that’s why I love creating my own textiles. On my recent trip to QuiltCon, I discovered Turtle Hand

A visit to Okan Arts Seattle
A visit to Okan Arts in Seattle

My Recent Quilting Adventures

I’m freshly returned from 6 weeks in the United States and have arrived home full of inspiration and bags full of fabric. ie. excess baggage…  I was there during the Presidential inauguration , but, my

Eco dyeing love

Eco Dyeing – A New Love?

Eco Dyeing – A New Love? In June I attended an Eco Dyeing workshop offered by Nat Palaskas from NotJustNat. I went with a group of friends from my quilt guild. What a wonderful day

Buttonmania meets quilting

Can One Have Too Many Buttons?

Clearly, in my case, the answer is NO. Before I discovered quilting, I was a voracious knitter. This has stayed with me. I quilt for my creative expression. I knit for my sanity. As a

Happy Dance pattern

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