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Fragments of Nature – seeing with new eyes

Fragments of Nature – seeing with new eyes

The walk around my back yard last week ended up being quite inspiring, which just goes to prove that inspiration can strike at the most unexpected times because I've walked around the back yard hundreds of times before and never really "noticed" what I noticed that...

Aspects of Nature

Aspects of Nature

Today I wandered around my back yard for the first time since it was finally cleaned of debris from the last hurricane. I don't really have much of a garden back there, but it's a lovely place to walk around in the summer when the tall trees cast lots of shade....

How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

Click here for a list of resources Have you discovered Kraft-tex yet? Kraft-tex is a rugged paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather - but sews, cuts, and washes just like fabric. It's available in a number of different colors including white, which means that...

A Quick Start Guide to Printing on Fabric using an Inkjet Printer

A Quick Start Guide to Printing on Fabric using an Inkjet Printer

Thanks to today's technology, printing your images and designs directly onto fabric using an inkjet printer has never been easier. The creative opportunities for using your own personal photos or your own custom designed fabric are limited only by your imagination....

Some Final Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

Some Final Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

This week we finally completed the last lesson of the Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Workshop and what a journey it's been! During the last 10 weeks we've covered the basics of color theory and color mixing, then moved on to experiment with some creative hand-dyeing...

Creative Cloth Workshops for 2018 – Live and In Person

Creative Cloth Workshops for 2018 – Live and In Person

If your fiber art or textile art group is looking for some fresh and creative techniques to learn and explore, I'm now taking limited workshop bookings for 2018. You can find details here. I don't do a lot of live teaching any more because I do so much online...

Printing Images onto Fabric: Thinking and Printing Out of the Box

Printing Images onto Fabric: Thinking and Printing Out of the Box

One of the most creative things about printing images onto fabric is that it doesn't necessarily have to be a photo or a picture. Thanks to today's amazing digital technology, you can print any type of image at all onto fabric or paper - or even fabric paper. One of...

After the Storm

After the Storm

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I love to visit new places and revisit old ones. So as the recent Hurricane approached Florida last weekend and shifted it's path onto land, I decided if there was ever a time for a mini-vacation, this was it. With last...

Sewing on Monoprints Printed on Fabric

Sewing on Monoprints Printed on Fabric

Since I've been making gel prints on fabric these past few weeks, I've had several questions about the hand of the fabric after the fabric has been printed, and how this affects sewing. For making monoprints on fabric I generally use acrylic paint and it makes the...

More Amazing Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

More Amazing Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

We're now over half-way through the 10-week Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Workshop, and judging by the photos that students are sharing, they are creating some amazingly beautiful fabric collections in all sorts of color combinations. These past few weeks we've been...

Finishing Pages and Preparing for the Hurricane

Finishing Pages and Preparing for the Hurricane

Today I'm very short on time due to getting things prepared for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irma this weekend in Florida. However I did manage to complete the last of the pages I need for the journal I'm currently putting together. Hopefully I can get the cover...

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