The Nature of Things: a Stitched Mixed Media Journal Workshop

The Nature of Things: a Stitched Mixed Media Journal Workshop

I’m always so excited to release a new online workshop sharing fresh and creative techniques for working with fabric and thread, and this stitched mixed media journal workshop is probably one of my favorites. Since I began making...
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...
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...
Take a peek at my new Creative Artistry Notebook Cover

Take a peek at my new Creative Artistry Notebook Cover

I’ve become a regular user of journals over the years and I love using the traveler’s notebook size for carrying around every day and jotting down creative ideas, or sketching when I’m out and about. I also like that I...
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...
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...
Hand-Dyed Fabrics with Amazing Color and Visual Texture

Hand-Dyed Fabrics with Amazing Color and Visual Texture

It’s always a thrill for me to see the work that my students produce during my online classes and workshops, and I particularly love to see the beautiful fabrics and fibers that they create during my hand-dyeing workshops. After 30...
Fabric Dyeing and Playing with Color

Fabric Dyeing and Playing with Color

Playing with color is one of my favorite things to do, particularly when hand-dyeing. Mixing and blending different colors to create brand new colors is magical, and even after 30 years of hand-dyeing I’m still always excited to see...
Small Interesting Things

Small Interesting Things

This week I continue my journey of making art every day. I’ve never been much for counting the days and wishing for time to pass quickly, however after several weeks of making art every day, I’ve already become more mindful of...
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...
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...
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...

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