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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.
Studio Essentials: Finding the Sweet SpotMay 25, 2017 8:00 am
After three months in Chapala with (very) limited supplies, I found my home studio more than a bit overwhelming. With several decades worth of art supplies on hand, it’s a miracle I get anything done! It’s time to remove the distractions and getRead More...
A Studio Pickle at the CastleMay 18, 2017 8:00 am
I’ve been taking a hard look at the room that will become my studio here in Chapala. As I was pondering – and looking at the hole in the middle of the room – I couldn’t help feeling like I was in a bit of a pickle. Make that a Studio Pickle!Read More...
From Inspiration to Design: Flores TalaveraMay 11, 2017 8:00 am
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the first design I created in my new Inspired by Talavera adventures. In this post, I’ll show you how I got from inspiration to a completed design that I call Flores Talavera. This all started with the D.I.V.A.S.,Read More...
Pekinese Stem StitchApril 27, 2017 8:00 am
When I add hand stitching to my painted fabric, I want the stitching to stand out. Today, I want to show you my latest stitch combination experiment. I call it Pekinese Stem Stitch. Start with stem stitch In traditional embroidery, Pekinese Stitch beginsRead More...
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