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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....

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...

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...

Collecting Memories

Collecting Memories

Today was one of those busy days that doesn't leave a whole lot of time for doing too much creative work, so 10 minutes was all I could find. I often use days like this to gather, collect and prepare for little sewing projects I'd like to get started because it...

Amazing Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

Amazing Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

We're about mid-way through the Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Workshop and after several weeks of color study and play, students are finally getting to use all that knowledge to create their fabric collections. I'm so excited to share some photos of their beautiful hand-dyed...

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...

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...

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