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How to Make Mini-Tassels using Silk Cocoons

How to Make Mini-Tassels using Silk Cocoons

One of the best things about being a textile artist is discovering unusual things that can be stitched and sewn, and incorporated into mixed media art in creative ways. Silk cocoons and silk carrier rods are definitely some of those unusual things. The cocoon is the...

The Dream Keeper

The Dream Keeper

Since 2010, instead of making new year's resolutions which have generally fallen by the wayside within a few weeks or months, I've been choosing a single word and using it as a guide to navigate through the year. A single word is a powerful thing. It's a simple...

PhotoArt Pincushion Tutorial

PhotoArt Pincushion Tutorial

With gift giving season just around the corner, these pincushions are a perfect handmade gift for your sewing friends ... or even for yourself. And they are so quick and easy to make you won't be able to stop at just one. You can easily personalize these pincushions...

Free Sewing Tutorial: How to make a Fabric Tray … with Gratitude

Free Sewing Tutorial: How to make a Fabric Tray … with Gratitude

Fabric trays are quick and easy to make and are so useful in the sewing room for holding needles and threads and other small items. I like to be creative in my design, so my favorite method of making these fabric trays is to print my PhotoArt designs onto fabric and...

Sentiment Cards – the Perfect Handmade Gift for the Holidays

Sentiment Cards – the Perfect Handmade Gift for the Holidays

It's hard keeping secrets but now it's time to share - I'm so excited to have one of my stitched mixed media projects featured in the latest issue of Somerset Studio magazine! This issue is perfectly time for the upcoming holidays and features several beautiful...

Fragments of Nature as ephemeral art

Fragments of Nature as ephemeral art

After spending several weeks making "Fragments of Nature", this project is finally complete. It was an intentional decision to make these stitched pieces fragile and ephemeral in nature because the inspiration came after the recent hurricane here in Florida, which was...

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...

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