Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Not so many years ago, designing and cutting stencils was a time-consuming job. After sketching the design, or designing it in a software program and then printing it onto paper, you then had to transfer the design to a piece of stencil...
Cutting Stamps using the Silhouette Cameo

Cutting Stamps using the Silhouette Cameo

I cut several stencils the other day using my Silhouette Cameo, and today I bound the edges with some duck tape. Adding duck tape around the edges makes it easy to both see and handle the stencils, particularly as they are made out of...
Getting Started Creating a Daily Artistic Practice

Getting Started Creating a Daily Artistic Practice

I’ve been wondering what to do with this pile of hand-dyed fabrics that I’ve been collecting for quite a few years now, and rarely look at anymore. (I’m a little embarrassed that I can’t even close the lid on that...
Things a textile artist can do with a die-cutting machine

Things a textile artist can do with a die-cutting machine

This week I was planning to show you some ways to use scrim to add texture and dimension to fabric surfaces, and I did actually gather some things together. But then my new toy – a Silhouette Cameo die-cutting machine –...
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