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Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

As I mentioned yesterday, for today I had planned to cut a stencil on my Silhouette Cameo. I ended up making two stencils so yay for me! Using the Silhouette Cameo, it's super easy to design and cut stencils. For these particular stencils I imported a design and...

Getting Started Creating a Daily Artistic Practice

Getting Started Creating a Daily Artistic Practice

To get things started, I made some time to set things up for a long-term project that I hope to complete over time by doing a little every day. I've been wondering what to do with this pile of hand-dyed fabrics that I've been collecting for quite a few years now, and...

Creating a Daily Artistic Practice

Creating a Daily Artistic Practice

A daily artistic practice is not some mysterious thing, it's actually a habit that you develop. To develop this habit, all you need to do is show up every day and do the work. The length of time isn't important - it can be for a few minutes or it can be for a few...

Creating Color with Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

Creating Color with Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

I make time every day to include creativity as part of my busy life, even if it's only for a few minutes at a time. However I never feel more creative than when I'm sharing my creative processes, or teaching others to use their creative gifts. These last few weeks...

Keeping family close even when far away

Keeping family close even when far away

It's been several weeks since I returned from my visit home to Australia and it's only now beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal - at least a little. As I get older, recovering from jet lag seems to take longer and longer, and thirty hour flights...

Fabric dyeing using Jacquard Color Magnet

Fabric dyeing using Jacquard Color Magnet

With my Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Workshop under way this week, I've been digging through my supplies to see what fun things I have hidden away and rediscovered this container of Jacquard's Color Magnet. Color Magnet is a paste that you use to transfer a design to a...

From one Sunshine State to Another and Back Again – Whew!

From one Sunshine State to Another and Back Again – Whew!

It hardly feels I've been away for almost a month travelling from Deland, Florida (the Sunshine State of the US) to Brisbane, Queensland (the Sunshine State of Australia) - a huge round trip of almost 20,000 miles! So getting back to work is a bit of a challenge at...

Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Online Workshop – begins in one week

Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Online Workshop – begins in one week

Have you registered yet for the Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Online Workshop? Don't leave it too late! This workshop begins Monday 17th July and you definitely won't want to miss it! Registration is now closed however you can sign up here for the Wait List to be notified...

How to print your own fabric using an inkjet printer

How to print your own fabric using an inkjet printer

Printing your own fabric is fun and easy and it can be used in all sorts of different ways in all types of sewing projects. Small to medium printed photos and images can easily be printed out using a standard size inkjet printer. Printed photos can be used to make...

If You Can Dream It

If You Can Dream It

Another of the Fragments cards that I've been making recently. You can see the previous one I made here. I have lots more in various stages of progress so I'll share more...

Imagination will take you Everywhere

Imagination will take you Everywhere

As I'm planning a trip home to Australia next month to visit my family, I've only just now begun to think of gifts to take. I was originally going to buy gifts, but decided instead to make things by hand which is much more personal and holds more sentimental value. So...

Faux Eco-Natural Dyeing using Procion Dyes

Faux Eco-Natural Dyeing using Procion Dyes

I've been doing some experimenting with faux eco-natural dyeing using Procion dyes in anticipation of my upcoming hand-dying online class. I love using Procion dyes because they are so easy and versatile to use, but using them in a way that they are not intended to be...

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