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Viewing entries posted in January 2015
Stitch Along February is about to begin. Already our second challenge for the year. What fun. If you missed the last one, be sure to check out the gallery for January. All the projects turned out different, but that just makes it much more interesting. I hope you'll be joining in this month.
Today Shirley Goodwin share a snip-it of her Screen Printing class. If you have never screen printed before, it is easier than you think and you really do not need much to get started. Check out what Shirley has to tell us about Positive and Negative images.
Daphne Greig shares the top FIVE tips for her upcoming class Paper Piecing Paradise. These are just a few of the tips you will learn about foundation piecing in her class.
My class, Filament Fantasy, is all about how to sew with difficult threads, but also gives you basic insights on how to sew with regular threads and why they can sometimes be difficult. In the process of learning about threads, we use everything we have in our stash – cottons, metallics, rayons, polyesters, horrible twisty threads, threads as thick as embroidery floss strands, tinsel (Glitter) threads, two threads at a time through the same needle, how to do quilting and embroidery using those threads with your machine’s embroidery stitches, how to do thread painting and bobbin work, appliqué and reverse appliqué, all with those difficult threads. In the course of these lessons, we also explore how to use foil, painted Lite Steam a Seam II and other substances to embellish our squares, then how to make a beaded binding and how to use Solvy to make our own fabric out of metallic threads.
How did you get on finishing off your challenge piece? I worked on mine today and actually came up with a different way to bind off so that added to the fun. More fun came when the gallery pieces arrived in my inbox, which by the way, has now been updated.
The following tutorial was taken from Nancy Chong's class "Stress-free Celtic Knot tablerunner" so you can learn just one of the valuable tips she has to offer. Celtic knots are just amazing and once you have learned the technique you can apply this to any celtic knot design you try.
Did you ever wonder how I get dimension in my still life textiles? Today I'm going to share with you a tool that I work with and that I'm sure you all have. It's simply, your camera. I took this excerpt from my Still Life class to share with you.
Have you been following along with the gallery? It's been fun watching it grow. We have one more week to go, but of course you need the rules before you can get started. So here we go....
Meet Lily Kerns, she's a whole lot of fun and enjoys showing the world what she is up to. She been creating videos with Adobe Voice...