Tag: Fabric Art

Fiber Art That Takes a Stand

“May you live in interesting times.” – An old Chinese curse What is it about making art and taking a stand that goes hand in hand? Lately, we’ve been seeing a resurgence of social awareness, personal politics, and activism in the fiber arts. Controversial topics in art are nothing new: from the depictions of the…

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…

4 Ways to Increase Your Stash of Fabric Scraps

Scrap quilts are a great way to use up the bits and pieces of fabric we have left over after finishing a project. But what if you don’t have enough fabric scraps for a quilt? Maybe you need to broaden your collection, round out the colors and values of your stash, or even add a…

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…

Gyotaku Fish Printing Made Easy

Have you ever heard of gyotaku? I hadn’t until I sat in on the filming of Jane Dávila’s online course Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials. In one of the lessons, Jane breaks out her stash of rubber replica fish and teaches us everything we need to know about this fish printing technique along with…

Fiber Art Crafternoon: Making Prayer Flags

Last week I asked a handful of my coworkers to join me for an afternoon of crafting, or as I like to call it a “crafternoon”. We spent an hour making prayer flags in honor of National Prayer Day, which is today. Modern Prayer flags spring from a rich tradition tied to the Buddhist faith.…

Transfer Photo to Fabric: Tips for Using Citra Solv

Have you ever tried using Citra Solv all-purpose cleaner to transfer photo to fabric? I love this image transfer technique because it’s quick, easy, and doesn’t take a lot of space or materials. Citra Solv is an indirect image transfer method where the image is printed on paper and then transferred from the paper to…

Fabric Collage Techniques for Creative Exploration

This year my fabric stash has grown considerably so there was a lot of tidying to do this past weekend! After digging through, adding more fabrics, I usually need to reorganize my stash of scraps at least once a year. While going through my scraps, I’m always awash with indecision when it comes to the…

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”…