As I have been preparing to teach my new Whole Cloth Collage with Paintstiks and Textures course, I have been trying to pin down an answer for an interesting question – what exactly is a Whole Cloth Collage? According to our friends at the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a collage is A) an artistic composition made of […]
Archives for December 2015
Speed Things Up With A Silhouette Hi-Tech Helper
As I have been prepping for the Whole Cloth Collage class that will begin in mid-January, I started pondering how I might speed things up. For previous projects, I have always drawn images on paper and cut them out by hand. (Although I do use an Olfa Circle Cutter whenever possible.) To cut stencils FAST, […]
Just A Little Freezer Paper Love!
If you are like any of my creative friends, you have some tools in your sewing room or studio that you love, love love! Oops, let’s start over – you ARE one of my creative friends! Now, as I was saying… I’m more than willing to bet that you have a short list of favorite […]
Crochet in Chapala: How Doing Something Different Can Spur Creativity
During my recent trip to Chapala, Mexico, one of the women staying at the QQ Bed & Breakfast was crocheting a bunch of lovely ornament-shaped motifs. When I asked her about them, she said they were Lantern “granny squares” from a pattern she got with a yarn kit from Janie Crow Knit & Crochet Design […]