Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads

Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads

Fabric beads are easy and fun to make and can be used to embellish all your creative sewing projects. They are also a great way to use up all those small scraps of leftover fabric and fibers. This tutorial shows you several ways to make...
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...
How to make bead dangles

How to make bead dangles

Beading is one of my favorite methods of embellishing my art quilts and other sewing projects, and I like to use lots of bead dangles which are made using several strands of beads which are strung onto lengths of thread and allowed to...
Free Machine Embroidery Tutorial – I Heart You

Free Machine Embroidery Tutorial – I Heart You

Machine needle-lace is a versatile technique and one I use often, particularly for making embellishments. But you can also use it for other applications and one of my favorites is “see-through” designs. This needle-lace heart...
Canvas Art: Contemplation

Canvas Art: Contemplation

I began work on Contemplation last week and it’s now finished and mounted on a 14″ x 11″ canvas. I usually add paint and texture to the canvas before mounting my textiles, however this time I wrapped the canvas with a...
What I’m Working On: Contemplation

What I’m Working On: Contemplation

Something a little different – designed in photoshop and printed on fabric. I don’t often work with images of people, but I like her wistful look. buttons … some hand stitches to highlight a few of the background flowers...
Imagine – a Book Cover

Imagine – a Book Cover

I actually got some work done yesterday! Using the fabric paper that I made last week (you can see it here) I constructed a notebook cover/organizer for my journal and notes. The fabric paper makes a strong, tough cover fabric, and I...
Beading on Fabric

Beading on Fabric

I love to embellish using beads. I sometimes add each bead one by one … … and I sometimes add strings of beads … Regardless of which way you bead, you can’t go past a good book for learning new techniques and also...
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