In my book, there are few fiber art projects that can't be improved with a little hand embroidery . Hand stitches add interest, texture, and the personal touch of the artist. Handwork can be used to create a focal point, move the eye around the piece, and emphasize lines, plus it's fun and relaxing...
I enjoy raw-edge appliqué for many reasons. It's certainly a faster way of appliqué quilting than hand appliqué and I like the extra texture it brings to my fiber art. For example, when I appliqué leaves and branches onto my nest quilts, the little wisps of thread that...
4 Feb 2013
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When I first laid eyes on Dijanne Cevaal's "Blue Travelers' Blanket," a rich example of appliqué quilting , I fell in love with it. 'Travelers' Blanket' (detail), shows the hand appliqué work of artist Dijanne Cevaal. (Photos by Tony Summers) First, I loved...
28 Nov 2012
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I'd love to tell you that I am already working on my handmade holiday gifts, but honestly, it's not happening. I do like to give gifts with handmade elements like quilting and embroidery , but this year, I'll have to streamline those efforts if I'm going to get it all done. One-point...