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...
Fabric dyeing using Jacquard Color Magnet

Fabric dyeing using Jacquard Color Magnet

I currently teach several hand-dyeing workshops using techniques that I’ve developed over many years, but I’m always looking for new and fun ways to work with fabric and dyes. Jacquard’s Color Magnet is definitely one of...
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...
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...
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...
My Summer journal + a quick Photoshop texture tutorial

My Summer journal + a quick Photoshop texture tutorial

I’m still working on my stitched summer journal. This week was particularly busy so I’ve only managed a few stitches here and there, but I did get the PhotoArt image for the cover designed and printed onto fabric ready for...
Stitched Journal of Summer Memories

Stitched Journal of Summer Memories

I started sewing when I was about 6 years old, and way back then I loved nothing more than to sew “little” things. A stitch here, a stitch there, small pieces of fabric scraps being stitched together to make … well...
Stitched textiles with a little wabi sabi on the side

Stitched textiles with a little wabi sabi on the side

Here in Central Florida Hurricane Matthew is now a thing of the past and life is getting back to normal. Although we were fortunate to suffer only minimal damage, it does take a few days to destress from a force of nature such as a...
Work in Progress: Watercolor Print on Fabric

Work in Progress: Watercolor Print on Fabric

I decided to print one of my watercolor sketch PhotoArt images onto fabric to see how it would turn out. Well watercolor on fabric never looked so good and all without the mess! It’s a beautiful result and the image printed out...
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, although 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...
Adding Stitch and Dimensional Texture to Digital Art Cloth

Adding Stitch and Dimensional Texture to Digital Art Cloth

I’ve been working on a new piece of digital art cloth this week. I designed this PhotoArt image in Photoshop and then printed it onto fabric. I originally had planned to use the printed image in a fabric collage, but then decided to...
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