Textile Art Blog posts
Each year I set aside time to learn a new technique. I treat this as if I am going to college. I make a schedule and allow myself space to learn at my own pace. This is how I learned the ins and outs of painting on fabrics. After hours of experimenting with various paints I chose Inktense pencils by Derwent as they are superior in quality.
I am happy to announce that beginning in October, 2021, I will be holding an auction to help endangered animals. When I am ready, I will post the link where you can find ALL of the current pieces available on the HOME page of my website. Please be sure to check back in early October.
Congratulations to all of those who participated in this challenge. I am happy to announce that together we have raised over $500 for the Save Our Monarchs Foundation. A special thank you to our wonderful judge Susan Brubaker Knapp—fiber artist, teacher, author, and host of Quilting Arts TV.
As a textile illustrator, I am forever seeking new fibers and materials to enhance my work. Learning new techniques allows discovery of fun textures in the process. In “Teatime For Poppies,” the main character, a skunk, appeared to me in meditation. Meditation is the inspiration for ALL of my artwork. It’s THE essential step in my creative process and why I’ve written a book about it.
As many of you know, I learn by PLAYING and experimenting. The types of stabilizer I use to reinforce the textile illustration varies from project to project.
Hooray it’s time for another fun sewing art challenge to help endangered animals (and insects.) You may create ALL forms of fabric art, embroidery, thread-painting, fabric collage or anything you wish.
My webinars and workshops go into detail focusing on the animal we are illustrating. You are now ready to begin building this collage. Feathers, fur, beaks and claws are all stitched using the same threads, however they may be done in a different way.
Part 4 – Hooray the CalicoHorse pattern is now ready for you to download! Please gather your materials and be sure to visit the photo gallery and CLICK on each photo to read the instructions. During the month of January I will be broadcasting LIVE step-by-step tutorials to help you sew. These will be recorded for you to watch later…
Part 3 – The response and outpouring of people who wish to create a stuffed CalicoHorse for people in need has been tremendous! As stated in my last blog, the materials have been carefully selected to assure they are accepted into the various organizations who will be receiving our huggable herd. They will be delivered to foster children and adults in care centers who are in desperate need of a hug.