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...
Tutorial: Creating texture on fabric using crinkled ribbon

Tutorial: Creating texture on fabric using crinkled ribbon

I work a lot with textured fabric surfaces mostly because I think they look a lot more interesting than flat surfaces. Sometimes I create surface texture using machine stitching. And I also use a lot of fabric paper texture. I also...
Embellished fabric box finally finished

Embellished fabric box finally finished

I finally found a few minutes to finish off my embellished fabric box and it turned out rather beautiful I think. I was originally going to use the ribbon fabric as the lining but it looked so good I decided to use it on the outside, and...
Fabric Box Update

Fabric Box Update

The fabric box that I started last week is just about finished. I’ve completed the beading and hand embroidery for the top of the box and although I’ve used the same design for the three sections, the embellishing is slightly...
Working out of the box – fabric box that is

Working out of the box – fabric box that is

I had hoped to be further along with the project I started last week, but I think it’s so annoying when life gets in the way of playtime! I like making fabric boxes and use them to hold all sorts of things, and I want to use this...
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