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, and 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 beads...
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...
Fragments of Nature as ephemeral art

Fragments of Nature as ephemeral art

After spending several weeks making “Fragments of Nature”, this project is finally complete. It was an intentional decision to make these stitched pieces fragile and ephemeral in nature because the inspiration came after the...
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...
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 soon.
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...

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