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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...

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Unfolding – Secret Stories

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Unfolding – Secret Stories

In this week's session of the Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course Mini-Course which has the theme "Unfolding" we're exploring ways to add words to the pages using secret stories. Adding words allows you to infuse deeper meaning and sentiment into the pages of your...

Hope is the thing with feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers

Creating Fragments - it all starts with inspiration and the desire to capture the memory. Some people like to paint, or write, or make art journals. I like to use images, fabric and stitch. A PhotoArt image ... A poem ... Hope is the thing with feathers That perches...

My favorite tips for using decorative stitches

My favorite tips for using decorative stitches

The decorative machine stitches on your sewing machine are a quick and easy way to add embellishment and decorative design to all your sewing projects. However many sewers tend to overlook using these type of stitches either because they don't know how to use them...

Creative Stitch Alchemy – a free mini-course

Creative Stitch Alchemy – a free mini-course

Last chance to register for the latest session of Creative Stitch Alchemy - begins Friday 7th April. If you've been following me on Facebook and Instagram lately you'll have noticed that I've been making these little stitched pages. Time has been in short supply...

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