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Shibori Techniques for All!

When it comes to fabric dyeing, my favorite techniques have got to be shibori. What is shibori and how is it different from the other fabric dyeing techniques, you ask? Shibori is a Japanese method of dyeing that uses folding, wrapping, or stitching as a dye resist to create patterned fabric. Other dyeing techniques treat…

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Who doesn’t want Fabulous Fabric?

Do you love to create hand-dyed or surface-designed fabric? Do you like to share your creations with other like-minded creatives? If you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions, there’s still time to participate in our Fabulous Fabric Swap Reader Challenge! The challenge is simple: Create a surface-designed or hand-dyed fat quarter starting with 100%…

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Let’s Talk About Surface Design with Jane Dávila

A couple of months ago I spent the day with Jane Dávila while she was filming lessons for her Craft Online University course, Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials. I watched in awe as she deftly printed fabric using fruits, vegetables, and even rubber fish. It looked like such fun I could barely wait to…

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Quilting Arts Magazine, August/September 2016

As summer wanes and autumn approaches, this issue of Quilting Arts Magazine has inspiring galleries, dozens of techniques, fun projects, and artist features sure to stimulate your creativity. Lorie McCown will guide you to look at handwork with new appreciation, Susan Carlson will thrill you with a giant quilt, Dawn Allen provides food for thought…

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Small Quilted Gifts and Decorations to Make This Autumn

Sometimes I think “Procrastination” is my middle name. Even when I’m so excited about a project, I can’t seem to put thought into action until the deadline is eerily close. My intentions are good; I always intend to start my large and lofty projects with enough time to complete them. But more often than I’d…

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Fiber Art for a Cause: Prayer Flags

I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer flags the last few days. I’ve been contemplating the way they can be so many things for the people who make them and they can mean so much to the people who see them. Yes, making prayer flags can be a great way to try out new fabric art techniques,…