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Many years ago I took a shibori class through my Guild. I don’t remember who taught it, but I do remember she made a living through installation art and not teaching or writing books. The best part of the class … Continue reading

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Hosting Inspiration

I hung this on my design wall and a couple weeks later an idea came wandering in. It took another day for it to introduce itself. Once we started talking, I knew I’d met something cool and interesting. It gave … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash July 19, 2020

No fabric in or out this week. I didn’t turn on my sewing machine all week. I thought about it. And I looked at stash fabric. This piece I painted. This piece I dyed and discharged. I’m still thinking. Fabric … Continue reading

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Wood Stain Test

Some ideas just won’t go away, and painting fabric with wood stain is one of them. I looked it up online to see if it had been done before. Most sites discouraged using stain on fabric because of the chemicals … Continue reading

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Teacup Challenge Part 1

I framed out my painted roses for the pincushion on the teacup challenge. This rectangle will transform into a round pincushion. I’m not sure how much of the green and pink will show in the final project. I decided not … Continue reading

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Teacup Challenge Prep

My Needle Arts Guild has a teacup challenge starting in October. My teacup has roses on it, and it made sense to paint roses to go in the project. I’ve neglected my paints way too long. Surface design is my … Continue reading

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Mark Making Play Night

At Art Quilt Group last night we played with pencils and markers. Thanks to the generous ladies that brought their supplies so the rest of us could try them. My sample piece from left to right: Permanent fabric markers (orange … Continue reading

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I finished painting the angel for my hoop art project. The ruler in the picture gives perspective on the size. I had to mix the pink for the angel’s body. I know I had pink fabric paint, but I couldn’t … Continue reading

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A Little Painting

I made some progress on the hoop art challenge this week. I traced the design on the background fabric and painted some sections. The design fits in a four inch hoop. The blue is much brighter than it appears in … Continue reading

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A Change In Perspective

Thanks to the holiday I made some progress on the poppy quilt. First I had to get out of my own way. I stared looking at the quilt as a learning exercise, a place to try out new things. Then … Continue reading

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