I am as vulnerable as the next fiber artist to the siren call of new
surface design tools. Each time a designer comes out with a new line of
stencils, for example, I'm sure I absolutely have to have them.
Sure, you're a great quilter, but do you have what it takes to teach?
It's Week 3 of the Therm-O-Web month-long sweepstakes. This week the prize is a bundle of products you'll stick with: fusibles, adhesives, and tapes -- a $100 value.
In our eBook Digital Quilting Designs: Free Digital Art Techniques for Collage and Quilt, three fiber artists show you how to use photo-editing software, a printer, and surface design to create digital photo art.
What do quilts, LED lights, and heirloom sewing techniques have in common? Art quilter and Quilting Daily forum moderator Cheryl Sleboda (aka Muppin)!
Many art quilters find fusible web indispensable for quilt making. Fusible web is basically a sheet of glue that melts when you press fabric onto it with a hot iron, sticking the pieces of fabric together.
Every week this month-May 1-31, 2014--Therm O Web, makers of HeatnBond®,
is giving away hundreds of dollars in prizes including a $200 shopping
spree at Therm O Web's online store!
Many fiber artists use a sketchbook to collect ideas, record textures, try out layouts, and even sketch. But how do you transfer drawings you love to your fabric designs? One way is to make a stamp for printing on fabric.
I love dyeing fabric with Procion-MX Fiber Reactive dyes, they allow me to create fabric that is just the color and visual texture that I need for each of my textile art projects
You know how one piece of sparkly jewelry or a metallic accessory can enliven an outfit? Using foil in your surface design can do the same thing for textile art.
When I make small fiber art projects such as prayer flags, I usually start with a vintage textile like a linen napkin or a salvaged piece of a worn-out quilt as my base.
Who says ornaments are just for Christmas? Many people decorate branches with egg ornaments to celebrate all things springy--and with my fondness for fabric art featuring nests and birds you know I can't resist eggs either.
A few weeks ago on Facebook I noticed a conversation among fiber artists on the best way to organize their fabric stash.
Looking to stir up a little fun in the kitchen? Try dyeing with resists from the kitchen! You can create many of the same effects as wax batik techniques using resists off your pantry shelf.
In our eBook Free Hand Sewing Techniques for Quilters: Learn Hand Embroidery, Stitches, and Trapunto, you'll get four hand stitching tutorials with a variety of hand embroidery techniques.