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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...

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...

Fabric Dyeing with Faux Snow – Overdyed

Fabric Dyeing with Faux Snow – Overdyed

Yesterday I shared some photos of my snow faux dyed fabric. I wasn't totally happy with a couple of the pieces so I overdyed them using a violet color dye. Adding another color into the collection has really made a huge difference in a good way. Cotton fabric before...

Fabric Dyeing with Faux Snow

Fabric Dyeing with Faux Snow

This week I'll be doing some fabric dyeing as I need some color coordinated fabrics and fibers to use in my fabric art journals. I like to use fabrics and fibers of a similar color palette when making journals, because they help to provide a cohesive look to support...

Fragments Art Journal: Breathing Space

Fragments Art Journal: Breathing Space

I recently shared a few photos of my new fabric art journal and finally found time to upload some full size shots. As with all my Fragments projects, this art journal has a theme - Breathing Space - and I found that using a minimal design was the perfect way to...

Art Journaling … on Fabric

Art Journaling … on Fabric

These past few months I've been immersed in developing some new techniques for making art journals that have pages that can be easily painted on as well as stitched. Although it's easy enough to stitch on paper, paper just isn't as strong or durable as fabric. So I...

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Unfolding – The Story Ends

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Unfolding – The Story Ends

In this week's session of the Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course Mini-Course which has the theme "Unfolding" we're stitching the last page of the mini-journal. The last page of the mini-journal is where the story ends, and the ending is always a time for looking back...

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Unfolding – Hidden Pockets

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Unfolding – Hidden Pockets

In this week's session of the Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course Mini-Course which has the theme "Unfolding" we're exploring additional ways to add words to the pages of your mini-journal, using hidden pockets. A pocket is perfectly designed for holding small pieces...

Fragments – stitching together the story of our lives

Fragments – stitching together the story of our lives

If you've been thinking about joining me for a year of Fragments, it's not too late! The Fragments workshop continues right throughout this year and each month I share techniques and processes for making Fragments and mini-journals, as well as tutorials and other...

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