Fabric & Stitch

How to Tea-Dye Lace and Thread for a Vintage Look

How to Tea-Dye Lace and Thread for a Vintage Look

When making stitched mixed media journals, I love to use lace and thread that have an aged and vintage look. It just seems to complement the other bits and pieces I use to tell my stories. Dyeing lace and thread using tea (or even coffee), is a quick and easy way to...

My Latest Art Journal: Wings

My Latest Art Journal: Wings

My latest art journal is a contemplative themed journal titled "Wings". Contemplative journals give us a safe space to explore our feelings and emotions in a creative way. I used wings as the theme for this journal. With wings we can fly to new heights. They give us...

Digital Design for Fabric: Repurpose and Reuse

Digital Design for Fabric: Repurpose and Reuse

One of the best things about creating your own PhotoArt, fabric designs and other types of digital imagery, is that the images can be reused in many different ways. With digital files, images can be resized larger or smaller and easily changed and manipulated. This...

How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off

How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off

Beading on fabric is one of my favorite fabric embellishment techniques, and I have to admit I'm a little addicted to it. I love to bead all sorts of different types of textile art, and sewing projects. I sometimes like to sew beads on individually ... ... and...

Scrappy Garden Fabric Journal Cover

Scrappy Garden Fabric Journal Cover

This week I'm sharing a quick and easy fabric journal cover project. I was inspired to print one of the pages from the Scrappy Garden Printable Journal Kit onto fabric, to make a journal cover for a new journal that I'm making. I love the fun floral designs on the...

DIY Tutorial: PhotoArt Zipper Pouch

DIY Tutorial: PhotoArt Zipper Pouch

I just love zippered pouches for so many reasons. They're quick and easy to make and can be made in any size and used for storing and organizing things large and small. Because they're so versatile and useful, zipper pouches are the perfect sewing project to make for...

Hand embroidery thread – how to blend custom thread colors

Hand embroidery thread – how to blend custom thread colors

If you do a lot (or even a little) hand embroidery, over time you can accumulate quite a collection of embroidery floss and yarn. But doesn't it always seem that you simply never have the right color hand embroidery thread to finish off a sewing project? The color...

Beautiful Hand-Dyed Fabrics in the Colors of Nature

Beautiful Hand-Dyed Fabrics in the Colors of Nature

The next best thing to teaching others how to hand-dye fabrics and fibers, is seeing the results of their efforts, and the fabric collections which are being produced during the current session of my Fragments of Nature Workshop are simply beyond beautiful. It's easy...

Hand-Dyeing the Colors of Nature

Hand-Dyeing the Colors of Nature

It's been quite a busy month so far with a focus on teaching my new workshop - Fragments of Nature - both online and in a live workshop. We are about half-way through the online class, and have so far learned how to mix dyes to recreate nature colors. It all begins...

How to Make a Quick and Easy Traveler’s Notebook Cover

How to Make a Quick and Easy Traveler’s Notebook Cover

Several years ago I began using a traveler's notebook. When I first bought it, I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, but over time I've grown to love it! I particularly love the idea of being able to use several different styles of notebooks such as a writing notebook,...

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