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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 Behind the Scenes Peek at All Things SilhouetteOctober 20, 2016 8:00 am
Drum roll, please… It’s almost time for All Things Silhouette! Terri Johnson’s ATS Conference is coming up faster than fast, and I’ll be teaching two sessions about stenciling on fabric. My sessions will be a teensy bit of lecture and a “makeRead More...
Pine Beetle RubbingsOctober 13, 2016 8:00 am
Last week I posted photos of Pine Beetle Art. In a nutshell, they are photos of tree trunks showing the paths taken by pine beetle grubs as they tunnel around under the tree bark – and slowly kill the trees. Oddball inspiration? Yes. But inspirationRead More...
Pine Beetle Art: A Bit of Oddball InspirationOctober 6, 2016 8:00 am
Are you shaking your head at the thought of art by tiny critters that kill trees? Good. That means I’m not alone. But… as I’ve been hiking around a ranch in South Dakota, that is exactly what I’ve found. Pine Beetle Art. Seriously! Click on theRead More...
Water Lily Quilt: A Touch of Hawaii Without All The WorkSeptember 29, 2016 8:00 am
As I was looking through the original samples from the Paintstiks on Fabric book, I was reminded how far we have come on this Paintstik adventure. I say “we” because it really has been a shared journey. I have had the opportunity to teach thousandsRead More...
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