Tag: Embellishment Techniques

Quilting Arts Magazine August/September 2017

Parks to sandy beaches at the seashore, we all enjoy a vacation now and then. Whether this year’s trip is a “staycation” or sent you across the ocean, this issue of Quilting Arts is for you. Think about your travels as the source of inspiration for your artwork as you learn about new surface design…

Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2017

The long days of summer offer the perfect opportunity to explore new possibilities and techniques with fabric and thread. And you don’t need to leave your own studio—why not schedule a “staycation” and try something new? The June/July 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine provides loads of inspiration from top fiber artists for you to explore…

Chain Stitch: Directions and Variations to Try

Do you know how to chain stitch? If you hand embroider, there’s an excellent chance you’ve tried this popular stitch. Constructed to look like loops, chain stitch can embroider everything from bold lines to delicate curleques. Not only is the shape itself easy to manipulate, once you’ve got the technique down, it’s easy to modify…

Zipper pouches embellished with wool flowers.

Wool Flowers for Fiber Art & More

Over the past several years I’ve often thought about learning to crochet so I could make flower embellishments to use in various fiber art projects, but have never found the time. Luckily, Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum has devised an easy way to make pretty three-dimensional posy flowers using wool—no crochet required! Enid began creating fabric flowers…

Embellish small projects like potholders with the chicken scratch embroidery stitch.

Chicken Scratch Embroidery Stitch: A Beginner’s Guide

I’ve always associated the expression “chicken scratch” with handwriting. Specifically, the spiky, sloppy, and near-impossible to read markings of kids still learning the craft of penmanship. With that as my sole reference to the phrase, I was astonished to learn chicken scratch is also the name of an embroidery stitch. I first learned of this…

Quilting Arts Magazine April/May 2017

Springtime is the perfect season to explore inspirational and creative possibilities in fabric and thread. The April/May 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine brings loads of inspiration from amazing fiber artists. Learn about unique embellishment techniques from Heidi Lund, fabric collage with Connie Fahrion, felting on quilts, thread sketching realistic feathers, and so much more.…

Embellished Quilts: How to Attach Heavy Objects

Have you ever made embellished quilts? From hand stitching to attaching metal objects, embellishments are a versatile way to create one-of-a-kind art quilts. If you’ve ever tried to attach objects to your fabric art, you know it can be quite a challenge! If the bits you’d like to add are too heavy they can make…

Painting on Fabric: How to Choose the Right Paint

Painting on fabric is a great surface design technique to use when making gifts for friends and family. With paint it’s easy to personalize gifts that are handmade or even store bought. Try painting a small symbol, motif, or monogram to create a quick and easy custom present the recipient is sure to love. If…

Quilting Arts Magazine December 2016/January 2017

  Make time for art quilting as you explore the inspirational and creative possibilities found in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. For those who love hand stitching, meet contemporary art quilter Susan Lenz whose approach to fiber is fresh and innovative. In addition, we’ve included a pattern for a little “Etui”…

Modern Patchwork Fall 2016

Modern quilters choose Modern Patchwork Magazine for its in-depth interviews, on-trend quilts and home décor projects, and beautiful photography. This issue has so much to offer: Learn about designer Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft and how she created dozens of handmade ribbons for QuiltCon winners. Meet quilter and artist Tara Faughnan, then create a log…