Scraps, scraps, scraps! If you create fiber art , fabric scraps are a way of life. Too pretty (or expensive) to throw away, too many to keep contained. They must be good for something! Don't let fabric scraps take over your studio. Learn how to turn them into fabulous scrap quilts with Alex Anderson...
13 Mar 2015
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Why did I ever take up quilting? Necessity! I was 16 years old and redecorating my impossibly small bedroom. A section of my second quilt, when I was a newbie at quilt making. Armed with a redwork pattern of kittens in a variety of poses and a few yards of calico, I set to work. Twelve embroidered blocks...
14 Mar 2014
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Happy New Year! I hope all of you got a chance during the holidays to spend some time with family and friends. I did, and I loved it. In the coming year, I hope to spend more time focused on the things I am most passionate about, and my family and my creative pursuits top the list. Maybe I'll even...
I have four children. The oldest is college-age and the youngest is still in grade school. So I have seen a lot of teachers in action and I've observed that the ones who are most effective are usually the ones who can explain concepts simply without talking down to their students. Cynthia starts...
It's a new year: have you made any fiber art-related resolutions? One of my goals for 2012 is to complete — or repurpose — at least one UFO (unfinished object) in my stash, and I'll bet that might be on your list, too. Can you find the peppers in this chameleon by Jane Haworth? We...
I love the variety of novelty yarns and fibers available today: thick, thin, sparkly, variegated, fuzzy, sumptuous-and they come in every color you can imagine. They are a feast for the eyes and whenever I see a ball, skein, or even snippets of these yarns, I want to plunge my hands into them and get...