Hand embroidery thread – how to blend custom thread colors

Hand embroidery thread – how to blend custom thread colors

If you do a lot (or even a little) hand embroidery, over time you can accumulate quite a collection of embroidery floss and yarn. But doesn’t it always seem that you simply never have the right color hand embroidery thread to finish...
Ancient Earth Mini-Journals – a quick tutorial

Ancient Earth Mini-Journals – a quick tutorial

I finally completed one of my Ancient Earth Mini-Journals that I started about a week ago. Because the pages are small, it went together very quickly. I named this particular journal “Meditations from the Heart” and attached...
Journal Inspiration from Ancient Earth

Journal Inspiration from Ancient Earth

Inspiration comes in all sorts of different ways, and after dyeing some hand-dyed fabrics the other week, I was inspired to use the fabrics to make some small journals. In keeping with the theme of the fabric collection – Ancient...
Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

It’s taken a while but I’ve finally found the time to finish assembling my quotation journal which I began several months ago. This stitched mixed-media journal features my favorite quotations all bound up together in a...
DIY Alcohol Inks

DIY Alcohol Inks

If you work with mixed media or love to make pages in your art journal, then you’ll know that alcohol inks are perfect for staining and adding transparent color. I generally use them with stencils and also for adding aged effects...
The Nature of Things: a Stitched Mixed Media Journal Workshop

The Nature of Things: a Stitched Mixed Media Journal Workshop

I’m always so excited to release a new online workshop sharing fresh and creative techniques for working with fabric and thread, and this stitched mixed media journal workshop is probably one of my favorites. Since I began making...
Fabric dyeing using Jacquard Color Magnet

Fabric dyeing using Jacquard Color Magnet

I currently teach several hand-dyeing workshops using techniques that I’ve developed over many years, but I’m always looking for new and fun ways to work with fabric and dyes. Jacquard’s Color Magnet is definitely one of...
Beautiful Hand-Dyed Fabrics in the Colors of Nature

Beautiful Hand-Dyed Fabrics in the Colors of Nature

The next best thing to teaching others how to hand-dye fabrics and fibers, is seeing the results of their efforts, and the fabric collections which are being produced during the current session of my Fragments of Nature Workshop are...
Take a peek at my new Creative Artistry Notebook Cover

Take a peek at my new Creative Artistry Notebook Cover

I’ve become a regular user of journals over the years and I love using the traveler’s notebook size for carrying around every day and jotting down creative ideas, or sketching when I’m out and about. I also like that I...
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