The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Gather Your Supplies

The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Gather Your Supplies

Gather Your Supplies Supplies You’ll have a week to gather supplies and we’ll begin sewing 11th January 2016. Review the pattern instructions Buy fabric, stabilizers and notions Fabric Phoebe is designed to be made using...
Getting organized for the new year

Getting organized for the new year

I’m looking forward to a super creative year in 2016 and I hope you are also. One of the best ways I know to stay creative and inspired is to use a notebook to keep track of thoughts and ideas as they come to me, because otherwise...
Turning dandelions into fabric art

Turning dandelions into fabric art

Ever since I finished my Dandelion textile art piece last week – see it here – I’ve been in love with the shape of the dandelion that I made using bits of cotton scrim, so of course I had to continue and make some more....
Creative sewing in shades of purple: Dandelion emerges

Creative sewing in shades of purple: Dandelion emerges

It’s often surprising what emerges when you work intuitively without a plan or design in mind. The cloth and stitches just somehow unfold their own story. This time a dandelion field emerged. I’ve used a lot of scrim in this...
Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

Progressing a little further with my Shades of Purple art quilt, I dyed a piece of fabric to use for the background. I love the yellow to purple gradation. Used as a background fabric, I think it brightens up the quilted layer which will...
Silk carrier rods and how to use them to make silk paper

Silk carrier rods and how to use them to make silk paper

Silk carrier rods are curious little things but I love them because they have such an unexpected shape and texture and they can be adapted for use into fabric, mixed media art and felting in lots of different ways. Silk carrier rods are...
Hand Dyed Fabric: All Done Playing with Complementary Colors

Hand Dyed Fabric: All Done Playing with Complementary Colors

If you have been following the process: It started with some hand dyed fabrics; then I began the design process; and now for the final results: This was the result of the sample at the last installment: Now I needed to add a little green...
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