The Cherry Blossom festival is just two weeks away - its the first Saturday in February in Waimea. Some of the blossoms are already out so I hope the rest of them can wait until February so we are covered in pink!
IMPORTANT: This year I'm no longer at the quilt show. Instead I'll be at the Kamuela Farmer's Market at Pukalani Stables. Its just one block behind the Parker Ranch shopping Center and an easy walk from all the activities. It opens earlier than the festival (7:30 am) and closes earlier (1:00pm). UPDATE: The farmer's market will be an official stop on the Cherry Blossom shuttle bus so no need to walk to visit us. The bus will drop you off right at the market!
I'll be right upfront as you enter the market gate, sharing a booth with Lorane and her quilts. She has also moved from her spot at the Quilt Show to the Farmer's Market.
Here are directions for those not familiar with this market.
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Waimea is coming up on the first Saturday in February and I've been spending all my time getting products ready for the show. I'm lucky to be located inside the Town Hall, across from Kahilu Theatre, as part of the Hawaiian Quilt show.
Ice dyeing works great for all sorts of thing from fabric for quilting to articles of clothing. Last year I started making ice-dyed leggings to sell at the holiday craft fairs. Now every time I wear mine, I attract a new customer.
One of the best things about ice dyeing is that, because the design is created as the ice melts and the dye drips onto the fabric, each one is totally unique. Different shapes and sizes of ice create different patterns. And often the dyes that are composed of many different colors split out and you get all sorts of colors you didn't expect. So you need to have no expectations when you ice dye, although you can get particular patterns depending on how you scrunch or fold the fabric before you add the ice and the dye,