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Wood Pages

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Occasionally. While sorting through the scrap wood that we picked up from my son's wood shop (that we used for kindling), I find things like this. They are beautiful I save them.

Collaboration

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Cloth by jude. Tangle by Soul-o. He is planning a series.

Turning the Page

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Page. Not book. Page. Curious. I used a dictionary. Looked up page. Because this year is a lot about turning a page. One side of a leaf of paper. Can be used as a measurement of documenting or recording quantity....

March mist

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

A little bit like Sleepy Hollow here yesterday. The slow steady drizzle accelerated the uncovering. The dampness made it feel colder than it was. Gooseberry blushing.

Woven of how it goes

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Un rolled. Evidence of rolled remains. I looked and immediately thought about the snow's melting. How what was there is still there. Underneath But not really. How there is motion in stillness. I really like how the red corner folde...

The release of Inspirational Issue 3 is Here!

Today sees the release of issue 3 of the Inspirational magazine. This issue is a bumper one as it is more twice the size of earlier issues, with over twice as many pages, and twice as many colour photos. It also has, on top of the eight articles featuring the work of artists, an extra article entitled Artists and Nature. Show More Summary

Lines of Winter

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Today the boundaries of season are in focus. Clearly visible with the dramatic change in temperature here for now. Soul-o is outside. Walking the perimeter of the glacier. His circles ever widening as the ice recedes in the warm sun...

Winter Wanderings

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

March always brings a sense of transition. Or clarifies it. And then reminds me, really, that to reach for and hold an understanding of change is a growing need. Season reassures. The turn turn turn of it. How it splits...

Super INKED Skull Block tutorial + GIVEAWAY!!

My friend Lynn has an awesome new fabric line out called INKED, produced by Red Rooster Fabrics.  Last October I went to my first Quilt Market to help her out in her booth.   Well, now her fabric has launched … Continue reading ?

Side One Complete

Well… that took a little bit longer than I had anticipated. The first side section of my Random Sampler is now done.  Whew!  I decided to stick with the loosely imagined garden theme that was going on.  I had originally made three Basket blocks and one Wagon Wheel block.  So I made another Wagon Wheel […]

Technique of the Week – Week 25 – Mask Ease Screenprinting

Here’s this week’s video! Skill Level:Confident Beginner Time Commitment: Afternoon + Cost: About $10 for Mask Ease and either a home made screen or store-bought screen and frame. Here’s the complete tutorial on how to use Mask Ease!! Project Hours: … Continue reading ?

Technique of the Week – Week 26 – Extravorganza!

  Skill Level:Intermediate (see below for why!) Time Commitment: Afternoon Cost: About $12 for the Extravorganza for 5 sheets Here’s this week’s video! So Extravorganza is a product made by Jaquard, and it’s pretty readily available from your art supply … Continue reading ?

Wood Worlds

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Off to visit my boy. He is a woodworker. Since he is closing his current wood shop, we will pick up his remaining scrap. For burning. I salvaged these two pieces from the last load. Tiny wood worlds.

Today’s the day for The 100!

Today’s the day where you can donate $100 and get a random piece of fiber art from 100 fabulous fiber artists!  I’m one of them!  The piece above is the one I am donating. Get on over to http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html and check … Continue reading ?

Technique of the Week – Week 27 – Stuffed Dimensional Appliques

  This week’s Technique of the Week is inspired by my friend Kathy York! Check out this week’s video for info on how I made this! Skill Level:Intermediate Time Commitment: Weekend + Cost: Around $4 for a bag of polyfil … Continue reading ?

Fabric Printing at Home Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY!

When Julie contacted me and asked me to be part of her blog hop for her fabulous new book, I was SO excited!  Julie is a fabulous surface design artist, no doubt about that.  But to get a sneak peek … Continue reading ?...

Autumn is for Birds – Blog hop

My friend Jamie Fingal has a super cute new line from Hoffman Fabrics called “Autumn is for Birds”, and Jamie invited me to be part of her blog hop to make something out of her adorable fabrics.  I have to … Continue reading ...

Technique of the Week – Week 28 – Custom Rust Dyeing

Here’s this week’s video on Custom Rust Dyeing!  Check it out! Skill Level:Intermediate Time Commitment: Weekend + Cost: Under $10 for the Quick Rust Steel The trick to this wonderful project is this cool product called Quick Rust Steel from … Continue reading ?

Technique of the Week – Week 29 – Sticker Resists

Here’s this week’s Technique of the Week Video! Skill Level: Beginner Time Commitment: Afternoon Cost: Under $10 for the stickers and paint This week’s technique is from the December/January 2009/2010 issue of Quilting Arts. While in Houston I had the … Continue reading ?

FRONT YARD TOUCH UP

Well after all that backyard renovation, the front yard needed a little touch up. Thank you Lord for tax season over time pay. I added a new outdoor rug and chair cushions for the front cabana. The sheets are for the cats.

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