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SUNDAY RECORD YOUR GUIDE TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND VITAL STATISTICS IN CALHOUN COUNTY
James Robert “Bob” Abbott, Anniston Sara Rivers Aderholdt, Jacksonville Marilyn Denise Bailey, Piedmont Mary Ballard, Jacksonville Janet Armstrong Baswell, Centre Henry Grady Boazmon Jr., Anniston Curtis Bradford, Talladega Emma Broyles, Lincoln Aldecie Butler, Five Points Lera Carmichael, New York Ret. Lt. Kenneth Cash, Heflin Gerry Ray Cates, Wellington Jaxon David Choron, Jacksonville Phillip Jeffrey Cobb, Anniston Dalton G. Cofield, Graham Samuel F. Crabtree, M.D., Anniston Velma J. “DeGee” De Geronimo, Weaver Kelli Riddlespur Ferrell, Roanoke Marilyn Garrett, Talladega Gerald Geier, Anniston Christine Hammond, Oxford Monteen Henderson, Lincoln Helen Roberson Herd, Eastaboga Thelma Alene Hester, Roanoke
Geraldine Edwards Kadak, Roanoke Myrtle Owen Wright Keever, Jacksonville Donald Albert Kiester Jr., Talladega Don Gary “Bear” Matthews, Ohatchee Mary F. Maxwell, Alexandria H. Reed Moore III, Talladega Fay Jeanette Miller Parker, Piedmont James L. Parker Sr., Anniston Stephen P. Patrick, Saks Willie Frances Purdy, Vincent Rachel Orene Bishop Coleman Smith, Piedmont R.B. Stewart, Ashland Howard Lee Taylor, Piedmont Katherine E. Thomas, Anniston Mary Threatt, Pell City Jimmie G. “Poppa” Tyree, Oxford Saundra Denise Waldrep, Wadley Jacob Dallas Watts, Ashland Milton Floyd Watts, Lineville Linda Sue Williamson, Ohatchee Dan W. Wilkinson Jr., Anniston Orez Sanders Workman, Bynum
RATE OF BANKRUPTCIES 20 20
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• Michael Tyler Wright of Anniston of Munford to Katlyn • Daniel Owen HuckaFaye Angle of Annis- by of Anniston to Shaton ron Kaye Crandall of • Francisco Javier San- Anniston chez-Torres of Annis- • Preston Arthur Hitchton to Sarita Saucedo- cock of Dallas, Ga., to Martel of Anniston Rebecca Lynn Decker • Jay Robert Prince of Dallas, Ga. of Anniston to Peggy • Joshua Frank Nail Marie Kirby of Annis- of Birmingham to Britton tany Nicole Horne of • Scottie Wayne Bow- Eastaboga man of Oxford to Mary • Thomas Ronald HarAnn Hutton of Oxford bin Jr. of Jacksonville • Patrick Paul Madrid to Stephany Nicole of Jacksonville to Jen- Sollohub of Jacksonnifer Michelle Bass of ville Jacksonville • Gregory Ryan Poe • Franklin Graham of Anniston to AshChapter 7 of Weaver to Shirley ley Marie Jacobs of • Ricardo Butler and Anna Butler, Vida Winsett Graham of Anniston Weaver • Jason Matthew Drive, Anniston • Shawn Joseph RidgeBirchfield of Welling• Wesley Franklin Beauman and Cindy way of Anniston to ton to Tabitha Ann Tant Denise Beauman, AL 9, Piedmont Britney Nicole Kilgore Childers of Wellington • Bonnie G. Williams, Choccolocco Drive, Anniston DIVORCES • Misty Ann Green, Briarwood Circle, Piedmont • John Andrew Terri M. Robson • Mary Ann Hendrick, W. 34h Street, McClure and Sara • James Kyle Fields and Anniston Anne McClure Beverly Diane Fields • Frederick Young, Louisville, Ky. • Shawn Ernest Raper • Heather Elaine Glass and Candice Nicole and Bryan Keith Glass Chapter 13 Raper • Thomas Brian Rob• Arthur L. Bryant, Bud Woods Road, • Toni Michelle Brock erts and Rachel Denise and Marion Eugene Roberts Anniston • Kathy L. Pitts and Rus• David N. Caussey, Dellwood Drive, East- Brock Jr. • Ratchanee Mitchell sell Anthony Pitts aboga • Zondrick Garrett and Trishella Delks, Fox and Shawn Lee • Tracie May Smith and Fox Garry Clifford Smith Sellers Drive, Eastaboga • Sammy Dean • Edward Charles TrimMcCombs and Megan ble and Renitra Good McCombs Trimble • Merry Angela Crook • Beth Lenee Vosnick and Timothy Harris and Frank Timothy The Anniston Star Crook Vosnick • Rickey S. Robson and A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows the debtor to retain certain exempt property, but the debtor’s remaining property is gathered and sold by a trustee from which creditors will receive payment. It may also be used by businesses which wish to terminate their business. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables debtors, through court supervision and protection, to propose and carry out a repayment plan under which creditors are paid, in full or in part, in installments over a three-year period. During that time, debtors are prohibited from starting or continuing collection efforts. The following bankruptcies declared by Calhoun County residents were recorded by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama last week:
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Here is the livestock market report for the Tuesday sale. Receipts for this week 651 compared to 922 last week. Receipts a year ago 880.
Bulls and steers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. 165.00 to 240.00; 300-400 lbs. 160.00 to 220.00; 400-500 lbs. 145.00 to 175.00; 500-600 lbs. 126.00 to 153.00; 600700 lbs. 110.00 to 135.00. Heifers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200300 lbs. 140.00 to 175.00; 300-400 lbs. 130.00 to 165.00; 400-500 lbs. 124.00 to 140.00; 500-600 lbs. 110.00 to 135.00; 600-700 lbs. 106.00 to 117.00.
Cows: Breakers 70.00 to 76.00; Boners 77.00 to 84.00; Lean 68.00 to 69.50. Bulls: Normal Dressing 5458% 81.00 to 88.50; High Dressing >58% 94.00 to 99.50; Low Dressing
WILLS PROBATED • Gary Wallace • Richard Allen Bussey Sr.
INCORPORATIONS • Thompson Ambulance Service Inc. • CSA Contracting LLC • Harry Cleghorn Sheet Metal Co. LLC • Calhoun Medical Clinic Inc. • Family Wellness Centers Inc.
Dissolved • Tony & Sons Masonry LLC • Crossroads Counseling Center Inc. • World of Flowers Inc. • SAC Enterprises LLC
ARRESTS The people listed in this arrest report, whose names and charges are obtained from public records, are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
• Corey Dwayne Ramsey, 23: seconddegree assault. • Benjamin Hunter Clark, 22: domestic violence-strangulation. • Cynthia Stewart King, 35: possession of a controlled substance. Anniston • Joey Allen Lindsey, 33: possession of a The following felony arrests were report- controlled substance. ed by the Anniston Police Department • James Harlan Milstead Jr., 25: posses(addresses not provided) during the seven- sion of a controlled substance. day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. Calhoun County • Jonathan Seth Gallagher, 20: third-degree burglary. The following felony arrests were report• James Kasey Preston, 22: first-degree ed by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office theft. during the seven-day period ending at 7 • Christopher Michael Taylor, 26: third- a.m. Thursday degree burglary. • Eric Dewayne Turner, 20, of Anniston: • Kenneth Allan Wiggins, 50: alteration of third-degree burglary, failure to appear in an insurance card. court for second-degree escape. • Tyrone White, 52: fugitive10 from justice.10 • Deidre Christine Mahan, 31, of Boaz: alias • Brad Devante Wood, 20: first-degree pos- warrant. session of marijuana. • Stevie Lorenzo King, 43, of Decatur, Ga.:
second-degree possession of a forged instrument. • Joseph Bradley Helms, 34, of Anniston: arrest order. • John Eric Hammonds Jr., 28, of Anniston: possession of a controlled substance. • Henry Wyck Warren, 28, of Anniston: possession of a controlled substance. • Rhonda Kaye Hass, 44, of Piedmont: failure to appear. • Johnathon William Zaner, 29, of Heflin: three counts of bond revocation for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. • Lorren Deon Harris, 29, of Anniston: failure to appear in court for distribution of a controlled substance. • Kedricka Ladell Moore, 20, of Anniston: first-degree hindering prosecution. • Sharesa Aaron, 35, of Anniston: firstdegree hindering prosecution. • Renardo Dion Aaron, 30, of Anniston: distribution of a controlled substance.
Oxford The following felony arrests were reported by the Oxford Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. • Charles Rush Brown, 43, of Eastaboga: burglary. • Christopher McCabe Rice, 26, of Anniston: unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. • David Scott Roberts, 49, of Oxford: three counts of possession of a forged instrument.
The following felony arrests were reported by the WeaverPolice Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. • Anthony Hascal Brown, 40: manufacturing a controlled substance.
BLOTTER Crimes are listed by location. Anonymous • Residence, 6000 block of Glade Road: stetips may be called in to Crime Stoppers at reo system, guitar, amplifier. 256-238-1414. A reward of up to $1,000 may Robberies be given. • Residence, 1200 block of West 50th Street: Anniston jewelry, cash, cell phone, purse. The following property crimes were reported Thefts to the Anniston Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. • Department store, 5500 block of McClellan Boulevard: credit/debit cards, personal I.D., Burglaries cash, wallet. • Residence, 1000 block of West 33rd Street: • Unknown location: cash. • Residence, 1500 block of Christine Avenue: cell phone. • Residence, 7700 block of McClellan Bou- grill. levard: televisions, game console, clothing, • Residence, 900 block of West 42nd Street: shoes, games. (Some items recovered 11- cell phone. 10-2012) • Department store, 5500 block of McClellan • Residence, 1700 block of Parkwin Avenue: Boulevard: television. furniture, clothing, clock. • Residence, 500 block of Glen Addie Avenue: Auto-related thefts game console, controller, games. • Residence, 4200 block of Skyline Drive: • Residence, 300 block of Cave Road: laptop cash, keys. computer, game console, controller, games, • Residence, 3200 block of Oakridge Drive: bag, DVD player. 1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. • Residence, 200 block of Kelly Lynn Drive: • Residence, 400 block of South Marshall pressure washer. Street: 2004 Kia Optima. • Residence, 2200 block of Bynum LeatherCalhoun County wood Road: firearms, collectible cars, game consoles. The following property crimes were reported • Residence, 900 block of West 16th Street: to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office durtelevision, laptop computer. ing the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. • Residence, 300 block of Cave Road: game Thursday. console, controllers, televisions, laptop computer. Burglaries
• Residence, Nunnley Lake Road, Ohatchee: laptop computer, firearms, jewelry. • Residence, Gate 5 Road, Alexandria: electric winch, chainsaw, binoculars, hunting equipment, CD player, steel blower. • Unspecified location, Frances Mill Road, Ohatchee: construction tools.
Southwest: checkbook, sunglasses. • Parking lot, 100 block of Hammett Avenue Southwest: radio, jewelry. • Parking lot, 300 block of Nisbet Street Northwest: tablet computer, mp3 player.
The following property crimes were reported to the Oxford Police Department during the • Residence, Alabama 9, Anniston: cash, cell seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. phone.
The following property crimes were reported to the Jacksonville Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday.
Burglaries • Residence, 1000 block of Washington Street Northwest: laptop computer, television, game console, controllers, microphone with stand.
Thefts • Field, 1600 block of Broadwell Mill Road: trail game camera.
• Residence, 2000 block of Division Drive: computer hardware/software, laptop computer, router, food items, personal care item. • Residence, 1900 block of Glen Davis: back pack, leaf blower. • Department store, 700 Quintard Drive: clothing. (Recovered 11-09-2012) • Sears, 700 Quintard Ave.: clothing. (Recovered 11-09-2012) • Unspecified location, 500 block of Taylors Chapel Road: tablet computer. • Restaurant, first block of Recreation Drive: credit cards, cash, cell phone, keys. • Parking lot, 2100 block of Douglas Drive: motorcycle. • Residence, first block of Spring Creek Crossing: jewelry.
• Parking lot, 500 block of Mountain Street Northwest: cash, navigation system. • Street, 200 block of College Street South- Auto-related thefts west: mp3 player, sunglasses. • Residence, 400 block of Irby Drive: 1996 • Parking lot, 100 block of Hammett Avenue Oldsmobile Aurora. (recovered 11-11-2012)
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CALENDAR: AnnistonStar.com/calendar PROPERTY TRANSFERRED • Robert C. Arbuckle to Dawn Marie Gabelman and Carol Ann Eddy, a parcel of land in section 25, township 14, range 7, $10. • Jerald Henderson and Mary H. Henderson to Brenda Gail Williams, Dent Warnock subdivision, block 416, lot 15, $10. • Rachel Coppock to Daniel Coppock, Spring Valley subdivision, 1st addition, block 6, lot 7, $10. • Bank of America to Housing & Urban Development, a parcel of land in section 10, township 13, range 10, $1. • Barbara Kay Domangue to Diane R. Griffith and David C. Griffith, a parcel of land in section 1, township 13, range 10, $10. • United Security Financial to Housing & Urban Development, Anniston Land Co., block 541-B, lot 30, $10. • Levi Langley and Helen J. Langley to Marcus J. Thompson and Jennifer Thompson, Crestline subdivision, block G, lot 2, $10. • Sharon G. Bright to Sharon G. Bright and Ernest Goggans, a parcel of land in section 14, township 13, range 8, $0. • Ira Stephen Pope, Hulane C. Pope and Lania Pope to Ira Stephen Pope and Hulane C. Pope, a parcel of land in section 20, township 16, range 8, $39,700. • Ira Stephen Pope, Hulane C. Pope and Lania Pope to Ira Stephen Pope and Hulane C. Pope, Tyler
Hill addition to the City of Anniston, block 2, lot 15, $35,060. • Ira Stepehn Pope to Ira Stephen Pope and Hulane C. Pope, Valley Brook subdivision, block 3, lot 2, $163,780. • David R. Smith, Dannie J. Smith and Michael R. Smith to Howard A. Leahey and Patricia B. Leahey, a parcel of land in section 24, township 15, range 7, $10. • Frank C. Leyden Jr. to David A. McPherson and Angie L. McPherson, Hillyer Hghlands, 12th addition, block 11, lot 6; Hillyer Highland, 12th addition, block 12, lot 1, $10. • Andrew William Wilson to John C. Waugh, a parcel of land in section 20, township 15, range 6, $100. • Barbara N. Simmons to Calhoun County Community Development Corp., Anniston Land Co. re-subdivision, block 313, lots 10 and 11, $24,600. • Nancy Knighton Harris to Ronald B. Harris, a parcel of land in section 32, township 12, range 9, $10. • Nancy Knighton Harris to Ronald Bennett Harris, a parcel of land in section 32, township 12, range 9, $10. • Tony L. Murray to Kristy Coppock, Pleasant Harbor subdivision, lots 91-94, $10. • Lester Underwood to Lester Underwood and Mary L. Hickman, Williams Coopertown property, block B, lot 3, $10.
• Kessler Land Agency Inc. to Michael Dean Austin and Pamela Faye Austin, Sara West Estate, lots 21 and 22, $10. • Bruce Whitesel to Caleb M. Donner and Kayle D. Donner, West subdivision, block C, lots 4 and 5, $10. • Steven S. Whitesel to Caleb M. Donner and Kayle D. Donner, West subdivision, block C, lots 4 and 5, $10. • John A. Whitesel IV to Caleb M. Donner and Kayle D. Donner, West subdivision, block C, lots 4 and 5, $10. • Donald Ray Lancaster and Norma Rose Lancaster to Jason C. Payne, a parcel of land in section 31, township 12, range 10, $10. • Housing & Urban Development to Gregory Nathaniel Parris and Kimberly Langley Parris, a parcel of land in section 7, township 15, range 8, $37,000. • Housing & Urban Development to Joey D. Woods and Brigette R. Woods, Betta-Life subdivision, 3rd addition, block 1, lot 10, $32,500. • Charlotte Reaves Hancock to Bobby H. Boozer and Patricia G. Boozer, Church View Townhomes, lots 4 and 5, $10. • Eugene C. Sutley to Albert E. Ward Jr. and Lauren D. Ward, Mohawk Estates, 4th addition, lot 19, $10. • Bobby Boozer and Patricia G. Boozer to Donnie D. Bragg Jr. and Christie H. Bragg, a parcel of land
in section 9, township 13, range 8, $10. • CitiMortgage Inc. to Housing & Urban Development, Ardsley Park, block 3, lot 4, $1. • Joseph Bragg to James C. Hurst Sr., a parcel of land in section 11, township 16, range 7, $10. • James Larkin Owens to James Larkin Owens and James L. Owens Jr., W. L. Borders property, block D, lots 1 and 2, $10. • Percy L. Owen Jr. to Destiny G. Payton, Wilborn Park Heights, block E, lot 10, $84,500. • Freddie Mac to Charles D. Gregory, Timbercrest subdivision, lot 62, $137,300. • Sarah Kass to 2012 Irrevocable Trust for Residence, Hillyer Highlands, blocks A-D of block A, lots 2 and 3, $10. • David Samuel West-Estate to Peggy Elaine Williams, a parcel of land in section 26, township 14, range 8, $10. • William R. Stewart and Pamela L. Stewart to Refuge Full Gospel Methodist, a parcel of land near 2523 Noble Street, $1. • Jeremy R. Martin and Lori C. Martin to Matthew W. Martin, a parcel of land in section 30, township 15, range 8, $80,000. • Housing & Urban Development to DDB LLC, Four Lane Homesites, block 4, lots 14, 16, 18 and 20, $52,500. • Compass Bank to Investment
Excellence LLC, Crestline subdivision, block G, lot 7, $40,000. • HSBC Bank USA to Housing & Urban Development, Anniston Land Co., block 616, lot 16, $1. • Zana B. Waits-Estate to Joseph M. Webb and Lorissa Webb, a parcel of land in section 32, township 16, range 8, $10. • Janice H. Screws and Sue H. Thrash to Jonathan Screws, a parcel of land in section 10 near 237 Pinson Road, $10. • Hazel Creek Properties Inc. to Tonya L. Gay, Anniston Homestead & Fruitgrowers Assoc., lot 1902, $10. • Jeffery T. Gross to Randall D. Doss and Brandie L. Fortenberry, Dove Hollow subdivision, block 2, lot 2, $10. • Sue Hui Stinson to Michael B. Stinson, Deville Estates, 1st addition, block B, lot 4, $10. • Judy Gay Bowden to Cory Sledge Shew, a parcel of land in section 36, township 12, range 7, $10. • Johnny Coleman and Bobbie Sue Coleman to Johnny Coleman, Bobbie Sue Coleman and Scott Coleman, a parcel of land in section 7, township 16, range 9, $10. • Keith O. Davenport to Eric J. Chapman and Alisha D. Chapman, Deer Ridge, 2nd addition, lots 24 and 25, $149,900.
Here are food service establishments recently inspected by the Calhoun County Health Department, along with scores. A score of 100 indicates the inspector found no deficiencies. Potentially hazardous deficiencies (four- or five-point demerit items) are noted. These must be corrected immediately and inspectors say they are often corrected while the inspection is underway. Restaurants earning below 70 must raise their scores within seven days or face closure.
Smith Parkway, Oxford —98. • Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 201 Oxford Exchange Blvd., Oxford — 98. • Golden Springs Chevron, 3321 Henry Road, Anniston — 95. • Jefferson’s, 230 Spring Branch Road, Oxford — 94. • Kangaroo Express (Pantry), 800 Quintard Ave., Anniston — 98. • Lil Dixie’s Cue & Grill, 917 Noble St., Anniston — 98. NO MAJOR DEMERITS • Save-A-Lot, 3208 McClellan Blvd., Anniston • American Legion Post 312, 1330 W. 10th St., — 95. • Struts, 88 Ali Way, Oxford — 98. Anniston — 100. • Twin Hills Farm Auction, 114 Riddle Farm • Arby’s, 1003 Quintard Drive, Oxford — 99. • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 220 Leon Road, Anniston — 98.
• Terrie Chevis, Whispering Oaks subdivision, lot 25. • Teresa Frisby, a parcel of land in section 27, township 13, range 8. • Jamie L. Patterson, Green-
leaf Heritage subdivision, 2nd addition, block A, lot 21. • David E. Keenum and Lisa Keenum, Five-W Lakesite subdivision, block 10, lot 8. • Donna Peppers, Greenleaf
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Heritage subdivision, 2nd addition, block C, lot 35. • Stanley Arnold Nelson and Sandria Raye Nelson, a parcel of land in section 25, township 16, range 8.
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Easy projects rethink tie-dye for elegant DIY gifts BY JENNIFER FORKER Associated Press
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‘Star Wars’ action figures Darth Vader, right, and Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, left, are displayed with Princess Leia.
‘Star Wars’ f igures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame BY CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press
Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. “Star Wars” action figures join centuries-old dominoes in the class of 2012, which was announced by the Rochester hall Thursday. A national selection committee chose them from among 12 finalists, plucking the most ancient and most modern toys from the list. “Star Wars” action figures went on the market in 1978, following the 1977 release of the 20th Century Fox movie. The 3 ¾-inch figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and company were sold until 1985 and again from the mid-1990s to today. Museum officials say their phenomenal popularity inspired other toy makers to tie their products to movies and television series and they note the toys’ appeal extends to adults who continue to collect them. “They are a force to be reckoned with,” said Patricia Hogan, curator at The Strong museum, which houses the Toy Hall of Fame. More than 20 lines of “Star Wars” figures have launched, propelling the film series’ merchandise sales to $20 billion over the past 35 years. The action figures were first made by Kenner, which was bought by Tonka and later Hasbro. Dominoes originated in China in the 1300s and appeared later in Europe in a slightly different form. A standard set of 28 tiles represents all possible results when rolling a pair of six-sided dice, with the addition of two blank sides. Although there’s a variety of ways to play with them, the cascading toppling of lined-up tiles put the “domino effect” into the American lexicon. The toys beat out plastic green army men, the board game Clue, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, LiteBrite, the Magic 8 Ball, the pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, the electronic game Simon, the tea set and Twister. To date, 49 toys have made the cut. They range from classics, like Play-Doh and Slinky, to the less obvious, like the stick and cardboard box. Longevity is a key criterion for getting into the 14year-old hall. Each toy must be widely recognized, foster learning, creativity or discovery through play, and endure in popularity over generations.
Crafts don’t have to be complicated. With the holiday season ahead, an easy, enjoyable craft can cover many gifting bases. What could be more fun than experimenting with a simple tie-dye? A few do-it-yourself sources have taken tie-dye up a notch, away from the explosions of primary colors seen on camp T-shirts into a more elegant realm that’s perfect for gift giving. One such project — tie-dying tights — appears in “The Bust DIY Guide to Life” (STC Craft, 2011), edited by Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller. And the idea transcends tights. Besides making gifts, it works for “anything that you have that either you didn’t like the original color or you think needs sprucing up,” says Callie Watts of Bust magazine, which aims its pop-culture content at young women. In the book, a pair of white tights is folded accordion-style from toe to top and secured with rubber bands. It’s boiled in a pot of black fabric dye, such as Rit, for about 15 minutes, stirred constantly, then removed and rinsed. The bands are removed and the tights laid flat to dry. Another option adds a second color. A DIYer can get a lot of variety out of this project without much work, says Watts. From socks to shirts, she recommends experimenting with folding or bunching the fabric before it hits the dye bath. Another option: Dip an item partially into the dye bath, allowing the color to bleed upward into the fabric. “It’ll fade dark to light,” Watts says. Any fabric that can soak up dye color will do, but Watts says knits will “come out as a blurry splotch. You’re not going to have the same distinctiveness.” A similar craft, using white scarves, appears in the October pages of Martha Stewart Living magazine. Inspired by “shibori,” an intricate Japanese technique in which textiles are folded, twisted or bound with thread before dyeing, this craft requires little besides a plastic, shoebox-size bin and a bottle of fabric dye. “We saw it taking off in the blog world,” says Blake Ramsey, a holiday and crafts editor at Martha Stewart Living. “It’s so accessible to people and with such satisfying results.” Change the simple accordion fold — this craft’s defining step — to vary a scarf’s outcome. Fold the fabric wide for large stripes or narrower for
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White tights can be folded accordion-style, secured with rubber bands and submerged in fabric dye bath to create bold patterns. thinner stripes. Try a silk or rayon scarf, or use cotton for different dyeing effects. “I have great respect for the people who do (shibori),” says Ramsey. “For me, honestly, I’d prefer to whip out 10 scarves and enjoy looking at the results I get, the happy accidents, and learning from my experimenting.” This is a great craft for people who don’t want to spend a lot of time or money. “If you think you’ve messed up, it’s $4 down the drain and you learn from your mistake and start over,” says Ramsey. “I think that’s the beauty of dyeing. You can always dye over it again.” As with the earlier craft, this one can be adapted for nearly any fabric or clothing. The magazine used inexpensive, white scarves because they’re easy to fold. (Ramsey bought her samples for a few dollars apiece online at Dharma Trading Co.) “I’d encourage people if they feel comfortable with it to try other things,” Ramsey says. Cotton gives the dye job a more graphic appearance, while silk and rayon absorb dye in a softer manner. Incorporate a second color by allowing the fabric to dry completely between dip-dyeing. It could take several days. For a second dyeing, fold the fabric differently, such as diagonally, to further enhance the results. Don’t limit yourself to white fabric and clothing either. Ramsey says a blue chambray scarf she dyed in blue
turned out beautifully. Besides the indigo dye traditionally used in shibori, Ramsey recommends trying a burgundy or oxblood shade, which are trendy colors this fall, she says.
Supplies: Scarf Iron Clothespins 3 plastic bins (the size of shoeboxes) Liquid dye, such as Rit Dye fixative Assembly: 1. Accordion-fold scarf. Press with the iron, secure with clothespins. (If scarf is wider than bins, fold in half widthwise after folding.) 2. Mix dye in a bin according to manufacturer’s instructions. Dip scarf’s folded edge in dye (the resulting stripe will be twice as wide as the dip). 3. Dip scarf’s folded edge in another bin filled with cold water to rinse. 4. Mix fixative in another bin according to manufacturer’s instructions. Dip folded edge in fixative to set. 5. Clip accordion-folded scarf to a clothesline or pants hanger. Place newspaper or a drop cloth underneath scarf to protect surfaces. Let hang to dry, about one day. — Blake Ramsey, Martha Stewart Living