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If you love color, texture and fabric, you are in the right place! I am best known for my work with Shiva Artist’s Paintstiks. I ventured into fabric art from the quilting world, but love nothing more than exploring the possibilities for adding texture and images to fabric.
Since publishing Paintstiks on Fabric in 2005, I have shared my love of color, texture and fabric with tens of thousands of people through my books, in-person classes and online courses.
Now, in 2015, I am happy to return to the things I love most – teaching, writing, making art, and serving you as a Creative Mentor.
Dynamic Duo : Paint + Stitch
In 2013, I began adding hand embroidery to painted fabric – and the combination is nothing short of amazing. While paint is a fabulous way to add pattern, visual texture and images to fabric, stitching adds a dimensional element that brings the fabric to life.
Hand stitching is incredibly rewarding. It adds drama and dimension to fabric,it forces a person to slow down, and it gives us a bridge to the traditions of needle workers from years gone by. Creative connections, yesterday and today. All good.
A Bit of Play with Carved Stamp GraphicsAugust 25, 2016 8:00 am
Do you have a favorite stamp, stencil or texture in your collection of art supplies? Have you ever wished that it was bigger, smaller – or a stencil instead of a stamp? My all-time favorite tool is a composite stamp that I created more than a decadeRead More...
In Search of a Custom Rubbing PlateAugust 18, 2016 8:00 am
Custom rubbing plates have been on my Most Wanted List for a long, long time. And thanks to my Silhouette Cameo cutter, I’m getting close – verrrrry close – to the finish line on this elusive quest. I definitely need to do more testing on materialsRead More...
Permission to StopAugust 11, 2016 8:00 am
The last time I sat down to stitch on my Paint-Stitch-Bead project, I knew in my heart it wasn’t worth finishing. Parts of it are fantastic. But as a whole, there are too many things I would do differently if I started over today. Can I be really honest?Read More...
Ethnic Designs: Food For Creative ThoughtJuly 28, 2016 8:00 am
Do you collect particular crafts or textiles “in your travels?” Do these treasures influence the designs that appear in your work? As I was looking through photos a few days ago, I realized that my collection of textiles with ethnic designs may beRead More...
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