Blog Profile / Quilting and Patchwork

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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Adventures With Fiber & Drink Powder

There are so many different ways to color fiber - your imagination really is the limit! I’ve blogged about my various experiments with dyeing and painting fabric before, using everything from traditional fabric dye, onion skins and acrylic paint.  Cyndi has been running a great series on creating your own surface design fabric. But have you ever [...]Show More Summary

Traveling Fiber Art Projects

Noreen from Hankering For Yarn just got back from a trip and shared her “must bring ” projects that she can knit, crochet (or tat, or weave…) while on the road. I’ve inherited that need to craft too, so when I’m traveling, I absolutely must have a bundle of pre-cut yo-yo circles, needle and thread so [...]Post from: Blisstree Traveling Fiber Art Projects

Jacksonbelle Embellishments DT Call

Another Scrapbook Design Team Call, peeps! Submissions are due June 24th. Good luck! Jacksonbelle Embellishments offers a wide variety of stamps, embellishments, paper, ribbon… basically everything you will need to create beautiful paper crafts! We are looking for 4 new design team members beginning NOW and ending June 24th at 12am EST. Here are the design team [...]Show More Summary

Inspirational Fiber Art Video of the Day

Check out this amazing video of a textile art installation in progress at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The artist, El Anatsui, sews and weaves recycled metal together with textiles to create large-scale tapestries.  Because the metal can be shaped and formed, the artist can create a different installation every time the [...]Show More Summary

How Do You Cut Fabric?

There are so many options for cutting fabric these days, from fancy motorized scissors to a new machine that cuts strips of fabric for quilting. So what works for you? Are you a hard-core rotary cutter fan?  Or do you go old-school fabric shears all the way? What do I like? Well, it depends on what I’m cutting out.  [...]Post from: Blisstree How Do You Cut Fabric?

Thomas Allen’s book art photography

Thomas Allen combines book arts with photography to produce some stunning results.  He slices the figures from the covers to create a 3D effect, then alters and stages them for their photo shoot.   I love the gritty, often tongue in cheek results.  Many times his tableaux make visual reference to the title.  It helps [...]

Quilting Cartoons?

When you say the word “cartoon” most people think of the funnies in the paper, but there are different kinds of cartoons - just for fiber artists! Cartoons are a paper drawing or guideline that weavers and fiber artists use to guide their work.  You can go for a detailed, scale drawing or just a rough [...]Post from: Blisstree Quilting Cartoons?

Shopping My Stash for Baby Quilts

I’ve been itching to start working on baby projects and I thought it would be fun to start with a quilt (or three, or ten…) I decided to take a look through my stash and see what I could find that work work for a simple quilt.  Nothing too fancy - after all, it’s going to [...]Post from: Blisstree Shopping My Stash for Baby Quilts

Let Kids write journaling in Scrapbooking

For Father’s Day, why don’t you let your kids write a note to their Dad and use it as the journaling for your scrapbook layout? This then becomes a craft project that involves your kids. Isn’t this a sweet Father’s Day gift? This technique is what Lisa Swift did on her layout below. Lisa placed her [...]Post from: Blisstree Let Kids write journaling in Scrapbooking

Vintage Sewing Machines to Drool Over

Okay vintage sewing machine fans - get ready for a hardcore, lust-worthy machine! This baby is a 1940s, “Ultra” machine in the most yummy pearlized deep violet color: Is that not gorgeous? It was apparently made in India and runs on a hand-crank (those machines will sew through almost anything!).  It could also be converted into a treadle [...]Show More Summary

Embellishing with Fabric

Scrapbooking is evolving and more and more unusual materials are now being used as embellishments in scrapbook layouts. One of the up and coming techniques is the use of fabric, felt or cloth items in your scrapbook layouts just like what Iris Babao-Uy used below: Here’s what she has to say about this layout: Another embellishment I [...]

Crafty Summer Fun For Kids

I recently stumbled across “The Curiosity Shoppe” and was immediately smitten! I love online shops with unique craft supplies, and this one certainly qualifies Their “craft room” has all sorts of nifty little goodies to keep your kids (and you!) occupied this summer. How about a vintage flower loom?  Make a stitchable key ring?  Do you [...]Show More Summary

Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics

Make Art Monday! I got on a fabric kick recently, and took a couple of days to whip up some painted fabrics that I could use as backgrounds for other projects. Part of the fabric piece shown below ended up as a small beaded quilt.   For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing [...]Post from: Blisstree Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics

Organizing Your Craft Space

I have been eyeing this IKEA shelf unit for so long now…too bad it’s not available in New Zealand. I’d love for a craft room organizer like the one that Elsie has. Don’t you think this is a great way to organize all your craft knick knacks in a way that is pleasing to the eye [...]Post from: Blisstree Organizing Your Craft Space

Father’s Day Scrapbook Kits

If you’re planning to create a Father’s Day layout, Scrap Girls has some amazing kits for you to choose from. They are quite reasonably priced too! ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Dad Celebrate the special men in your life with these great digital scrapbooking word art templates! Layer with color, paper and add styles and textures to [...]Show More Summary

Polymer clay artist: Ann Kruglak

Ann Kruglak, of Mystic Dreamer Art, creates beautiful polymer clay and mixed media works of art to benefit a land conservancy program.  I love seeing artist pick a cause that speaks to them and use their art to celebrate and support that cause.  Ann goes way beyond the norm though.  She writes: Art connects me to [...]Post from: Blisstree Polymer clay artist: Ann Kruglak

How To Make Your Own Beaded Tights

Fashion designer Doo.Ri sent her models down the runway wearing gorgeous lace tights with elaborate beaded details in the Fall/Winter 2009 collection. Fashion & DIY blogger Park & Cube loved the tights, but as with most runway fashion - it’s massively expensive to buy your own. Check out her great step-by-step tutorial for creating your own high [...]Show More Summary

Call for entries: Altered Couture

Altered Couture A hand-me-down sweater … a raggedy old skirt from the thrift store … a plain T-shirt … Using just a few tools coupled with your creativity, all of these items can be transformed into fantastic works of wearable art! The publisher of Belle Armoire and Somerset Studio invites you to submit your own altered [...]Post from: Blisstree Call for entries: Altered Couture

Free Rubber Ducky Cross Stitch Pattern

Okay, I promise I won’t overwhelm you all with a ton of rubber duck projects, but I just can’t resist with this little guy I was looking for free, easy springtime cross stitch patterns to share with you all, and came upon this pattern: Oh my goodness, is that not adorable? You can download the free [...]Post from: Blisstree Free Rubber Ducky Cross Stitch Pattern

My Little Bit of Whimsy Designer Call

Another scrapbook design team call. This one’s due on 12 June 2009. Good luck! My Little Bit of Whimsy is looking for 2-3 Designers This is a term position from July 1st until October 1st 2009 - Deadline for submission is June 12 2009. - Selected Designers will be announced on the Whimsy Blog, on or before June 15, [...]Post from: Blisstree My Little Bit of Whimsy Designer Call

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