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Learn to Create Beautiful PhotoArt

Learn to Create Beautiful PhotoArt

I've been using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for almost 15 years to create digital art in one form or another, and over the years I've developed my own favorite techniques for creating beautiful PhotoArt. Now you can also learn my favorite techniques for making...

Behind Locked Doors

Behind Locked Doors

Behind Locked Doors is my new limited edition collection of hand-dyed fabrics, and this month's theme was inspired by this beautiful color palette in shades of red-violet to gold. Serendipity Hand-Dyed Fabrics are created using my own special hand-dyed processes to...

Fabric Prints for Creative Stitching

Fabric Prints for Creative Stitching

There's just something about using beautiful imagery to create art that speaks to your soul. A photo or image can often tell a complete story without the need for words. I've been designing and using my own PhotoArt and images printed onto fabric in my textile art for...

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 off a sewing project? The color...

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 some small stitched collages to the pages....

Journal Inspiration from Ancient Earth

Journal Inspiration from Ancient Earth

Inspiration comes in all sorts of different ways, and after introducing my new range of 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 Earth - I used the...

Serendipity Hand-Dyed Fabrics – grab them while you can

Serendipity Hand-Dyed Fabrics – grab them while you can

Even though I retired my hand-dyed business at the end of 2016, I often get asked if I still sell hand-dyed fabrics, threads and fibers. Up until now I've resisted because, although I love nothing more than creating beautiful hand-dyed fabrics, I really don't want to...

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 beautiful overstuffed journal which I had to tie...

DIY Alcohol Inks

DIY Alcohol Inks

If you work with mixed media, 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 and subtle shading effects to both paper and fabric. Alcohol inks can get quite...

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 stitched mixed media journals earlier...

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 those fun products. Color Magnet is a paste...

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