Questions Answered about Zentangle

Posted by on 21 May 2019 | 0 Comments

Yes, I'm continuing to work on my Zentangle dolphin. As you may remember, I had several questions I needed answered so I jumped back into Lee's workshop to ask her expert advice... I had so much fun doing that and was amazed at how much I gained from asking a few simple questions in the forum. Lee answered questions I didn't know I asked because she opened my eyes up to expand my thoughts, what an experience! ... and to think we are miles apart but it was almost like she was right next to me guiding me along.

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Creating The Illusion of Depth

Posted by Anita on 14 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Creating the illusion of depth by various uses of perspective is an interesting challenge when quilting. Looking at various artworks can help us learn about how to do that and how people at various times in history used perspective.

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What Do These Three Quilts Have in Common?

Posted by on 14 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Here are three quilts I've made in the past. What do you think they all have in common - other than I made them?

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Creating Designs Based on Abstract Art

Posted by on 7 May 2019 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth has written classes about how to be inspired by and create designs based on abstract art. You can take one class or both...in any order...they are quite different....so the one that starts this Friday "More Abstract Art for Quiltmakers" focusses on some of the best known and most influential abstract artists.

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My Zentangle Dophins continued

Posted by on 7 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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I couldn't wait to continue on with my Zentangle Design. To refresh your memory, here is where I'm up to. I ended after adding "Beadline". Check back to last week for full details of each stitch: My Zentangle Dolphins part 1.

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Flowers for Mum

Posted by on 30 April 2019 | 1 Comments

It's such a beautiful autumn day that I couldn't help but sit outside on the deck and enjoy the weather. I think my flower block quilt is quite fitting with the pretty colors of roses and geraniums flowering in the background. With a nip in the air, it's great to have a quilt on hand just in case I need to wrap it around my legs as I begin knitting a new cardie for my granddaughter.

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My Zentangle Dophins

Posted by on 23 April 2019 | 1 Comments

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I've had a wonderful time this past weekend stitching out my Zentangle Dolphins. If you missed my last post, do check back to see what it's all about: Zentangle Dolphins

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A Zentangle Block - Dolphins

Posted by on 18 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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Being Autism Awareness month, I decided to play around with the animal blocks we've created especially to represent Autism Awareness. In particular our new block for 2019, The Dolphins.

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A New Art Quilt Design with Sashiko

Posted by on 15 April 2019 | 1 Comments

I had a lot of fun with the Sashiko embroidery last week and in the short practice I did, I learned a lot so this week I decided to use it to come up with a new pattern design. I grabbed some black for the background because I wanted to stitch white Sashiko and also a brightly colored fabric that has been sitting in my stash a long time - one I love but have never found a use for.

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Still Life Online

Posted by on 8 April 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever made a Still Life? It is rather fun creating a Still Life picture in textiles and that's what my workshop is all about "Still Life". In the workshop you can practice with the templates I provide or you can jump straight into creating your own design. Here are some students who did just that!

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