textile printing + hand stitching + collage

52 collages – #1

I asked the Facebook Hive a couple weeks ago if anyone is doing a daily or a weekly or a monthly art project for 2018. I find I always have the ambition to take on the world in January and it's easy for me to over commit but I still can't help myself. I'm always...

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BuJo to the rescue?

It’s a new year and you know what that means, right? It’s time to face the eternal struggle of finding just the right planner/journal/schedule keeper. I feel as if I’ve tried them all. Expensive ones, compact purse ones, electronic ones. All of them drove me crazy...

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a boatload of randomness

There's a severe thunderstorm warning beeping from my phone as I type this, Carter is snoring as he naps with one leg up in the air and I'm wondering how I can go about winning the lottery because I'm on my third day of a four day weekend and I have to say - I'm...

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Hand Stitched Diary

One of the books that I made during the class I took with Dorothy Caldwell is for a new personal project. A point that really drove home for me during that week with her is that my love of hand stitching has been taking a back seat to my paint flinging. I love them...

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going raw

I’m just going to say it – I’m not a fan of silk. It’s too swishy for me and drives me nuts the way it slinks around when I try to stitch on it. I’ve avoided it for years until I was at a textile show and became completely enamored with a piece there – the fabric had...

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the annual changing of the print table fabric

It’s that time of year again – time to change the fabric covering on my print table. I use Roc-Lon Multipurpose cloth on my print table. It’s essentially drapery lining but there are several things I like about it as a print table covering. It’s heavy duty – which...

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craft napa – a soul filling experience

It’s been a week since I returned home from California and Craft Napa. I had to hit the ground running when I got back to Michigan (after sleeping for an entire day, the 3 hour time difference really knocked me for a loop) so that’s why I haven’t blogged about it yet....

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