Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Huggy Bear Challenge

Another week, another Diva Challenge. This time we are using  JJ LaBarbera's tangle pattern, Huggy Bear. I had a tile that I was using while teaching a friend of mine Zentangle last weekend which happened to have one empty place to put Huggy Bear. What luck! It fits!
Huggy Bear, Nightsbridge, Laced, Purk, Zander, Cadent, Cockles'n'mussels

I finally ordered and received a set of Zendalas but haven't found the time to sit and play with them. I hope to do that soon and I will show you the results as they come along. I did dye some eggs yesterday using silk ties. What fun!

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs
Cut pieces of 100% silk large enough to cover an egg.  Wrap as smoothy and tightly around egg as possible, with right side of fabric facing in, and secure with a twist-tie or piece of string.  Repeat process, but wrap with a plain piece of lightweight fabric, like an old white pillowcase or sheet.
Place eggs in a large stock pot and cover with water at least 2 inches above eggs.  Add 1/4 cup white vinegar.  Bring pan to a boil and reduce to simmer.  Simmer for 20 minutes and then use a pair of tongs to remove eggs and lay them (still wrapped) on layers of paper towels or an old dish towel.  Let cool to room temperature and then remove the fabric wrappings.  Store in the fridge until ready to display.  If desired, rub with a small amount of vegetable oil for shine.


  1. The string is wonderful! The laces are fantastic, and so are all the patterns, especially Huggy Bear!

  2. I love the laces also. Great job. I also am fascinated by the eggs. How pretty!

  3. Great job on your challenge, I love the 3d effect of the lace. I think I see Huggy Bear in your dyed eggs as well!

  4. Nice tile, and I love reading about people's other lives - your eggs are spectacular!

  5. What a great tile! I love the way you tangles the string. Those eggs are amazing! It makes me want to run to Goodwill and buy up all of their silk ties!