The “Creative Sewing & Surface Design” Gift Guide

The “Creative Sewing & Surface Design” Gift Guide

There’s no getting around the fact that gift-giving season is almost upon us! I don’t know about you, but since I spend so much of my time sewing, dyeing and working with surface design, I always love getting gifts that are...
Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Not so many years ago, designing and cutting stencils was a time-consuming job. After sketching the design, or designing it in a software program and then printing it onto paper, you then had to transfer the design to a piece of stencil...
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...
“Free Spirit” Printable Journal Kit

“Free Spirit” Printable Journal Kit

This month’s printable journal kit is themed “Free Spirit” and I’ll be using the printed pages from this kit to make daily stitched mixed media journal pages during the coming month. At the end of the month...
Image Transfers on Gel Plate Prints

Image Transfers on Gel Plate Prints

While I was making some gel plate prints yesterday to use as pages for my new journal, I had problems with several of the prints and no matter what I did they just wouldn’t print the way I expected. Like this one. I didn’t...
More Macro Photography

More Macro Photography

Today I spent a few hours out and about taking more photos with my new camera lens. You can also see more photos here. Products Mentioned Nikon D3400 Tamron AutoFocus Macro Lens
Cutting Stamps using the Silhouette Cameo

Cutting Stamps using the Silhouette Cameo

I cut several stencils the other day using my Silhouette Cameo, and today I bound the edges with some duck tape. Adding duck tape around the edges makes it easy to both see and handle the stencils, particularly as they are made out of...
Up Close and Personal with Macro Photography

Up Close and Personal with Macro Photography

My new camera lens arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to try it out so on Saturday I spent a couple of hours learning how to use it and then I took a few photos around the back yard. This lens is a Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Di...
Printing on Fabric for Textile and Quilt Artists

Printing on Fabric for Textile and Quilt Artists

Printing on fabric using an inkjet printer is one of my favorite ways to transfer images to fabric. It’s easy, fun and best of all, you can print your own artwork onto fabric and then use in your sewing projects and textile art!...
Printing on Fabric: Bubble Jetset vs Inkaid

Printing on Fabric: Bubble Jetset vs Inkaid

So you want to print on fabric but are confused by some of the products that are available? Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. One of the most common questions I get asked, is to explain the difference between the liquid...
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