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Welcome to Cloth Candy Hand Dyes of Camden, Maine. Camden, located on the mid-coast of Maine, is known as the town Where the Mountains Meet the Sea. My studio is located on the beautiful Megunticook River, bordered by the mountain range. The sky, mountains and river, as well as the active wildlife, are a continuous source of inspiration for my work.

I have been creating hand-dyed and painted fabrics for the quilting community for over ten years, and I'm happy to say that I'm still discovering new techniques for my designs and will be adding new products to the site as I develop them. So, please stop back often to see the latest.

Each piece of fabric is unique and made with great care. I create these one-of-a-kind- fabrics using the highest quality cotton lawn and Setacolor fabric paints. All fabrics have some shimmer metallics and have been pre-washed and heat-set so they are colorfast and ready to use. Painted pieces come in one-yard cuts, but can be special ordered in up to a four-yard piece. Fabrics can also be purchased in a packet of four differently patterned fat quarters. These make great gifts.

My handmade Bon Bon Pin Cushions measure approximately 2 inches by 2 inches and are made with hand painted wool, using fiber reactive dyes and my own hand painted embroidery threads to complement or contrast with the wool. The stuffing is wool roving that will keep your needles sharp.

The laces are 100% cotton and are hand painted with Setacolor fabric paints. They measure approximately 3/8 inches wide and can be purchased in 1 yard increments. More styles will be added in the future.

My webbing is 100% cotton and has been hand colored with either fabric paints or fiber reactive dyes. Art quilters enjoy using the webbing to add texture to their art pieces. I have seen wonderful results when it has been used for tree bark, underwater scenes and even stripes on a tiger. You're only limited by your imagination with this fiber. Webbing is sold in 1/2 yard increments and measures approximately 33 inches in width. It can be special ordered in up to a four-yard piece.

Enjoy and please return for new fun goodies!

Diane Neil

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