Fabric & Stitch

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Stitching together a visual narrative

Stitching together a visual narrative

Since I began making Fragments and using fabric and stitch as a way to create a visual narrative, I've discovered that telling a story in this way can express much deeper emotion and richer meaning than mere words could ever convey. This is my latest Fragment, themed...

Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording

Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording

Using cording to finish the edges of your sewing projects definitely adds a professional quality, however it isn't readily available in a wide variety of types or finishes which tends to limit its uses. Making your own cording is not only fun, but it can be made in...

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

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

In this week's session of the Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course: Journey ... we're stitching the last page of the mini-journal. The last page is where the story ends, and the ending of any good story is a time for reflection and a time for thoughtful contemplation....

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Journey – Hidden Pockets

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Journey – Hidden Pockets

In this week's session of the Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course: Journey ... we're exploring additional ways to add words to the pages of your mini-journal, using hidden pockets. Much in the same way as making pages with secret stories, making pages with pockets...

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

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

When making Fragments and Creative Stitch Alchemy mini-journals, I love to use fabrics, fibers, lace and thread have an aged and vintage look. It just seems to complement the other bits and pieces I use to tell my stories. Dyeing fabrics and fibers using tea (or even...

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Journey – Secret Stories

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Journey – Secret Stories

In this week's session of the Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course: Journey ... we're exploring ways to add words or quotations to the pages using secret stories. Adding words allows you to infuse deeper meaning and sentiment into the pages of your mini-journal, and...

Creative Stitch Alchemy – a free mini-course

Creative Stitch Alchemy – a free mini-course

Did you miss out signing up for The Creative Stitch Alchemy mini-course? Here's good news - I'll be running it again! 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...

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

Following your heart doesn't necessarily mean taking big chances or giant leaps into the unknown. Sometimes it's just about doing small things that make your heart sing. Like tiny stitches. With gentle...

Stitching slowly

Stitching slowly

When life starts to get hectic, it's become habit now to just pick up a needle and thread and some fabric. Stitching by hand helps to slow things down. It essentially becomes a meditative practice and it's a great way to de-stress. Plus stitching by hand is much more...

Little pockets

Little pockets

Although I'm not very committed to keeping a regular journal where I write down every little detail of my life, I do keep a record of things I want to remember. Sometimes I take a photograph, and sometimes I write a note on a scrap of paper which I then fold and tuck...

Small and unusual things

Small and unusual things

These last few weeks I've been stitching quite small - this piece is only 2-1/2" x 3". But I'm really enjoying the process. When there isn't much time at the end of a work day for creative activities, making small things can be a good choice. Small things can be...

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