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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.
Custom Color Velcro to the Rescue!July 21, 2016 8:00 am
In last week’s post, I told you about my adventure with an Urban Computer Satchel. One of the my “standard” detours on a project like this is to paint up some Custom Color Velcro. Before you shake your head at me and think “Seriously,” answerRead More...
My Urban Computer Satchel is Finally Done!July 14, 2016 8:00 am
At long last, my Urban Computer Satchel is complete! This is one project that turned into a marathon, and I’m thrilled to cross the finish line. Urban Computer Satchel pattern (Among Brenda’s Quilts) I used Brenda Miller’s Urban Computer SatchelRead More...
A Review of the JAT Needlework Stand (Floor Model)July 7, 2016 8:00 am
In a previous post, I showed you the Millennium Embroidery Frames I’m using for my stitching and beading work. Today, we’ll take a look at the floor stand I use to hold them. The Millennium frames are beautiful, functional – and too heavy to holdRead More...
Are Artists Cheating With Technology?June 30, 2016 8:00 am
I had interesting conversations with two friends during the past week. In the first conversation, one friend said some of the art quilters she knew were dead set against using “techie” helpers (even things like Thermofax screens) for making art.Read More...
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