Tag: Fabric Art

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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”…

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Let’s Talk About Surface Design with Jane Dávila

A couple of months ago I spent the day with Jane Dávila while she was filming lessons for her Craft Online University course, Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials. I watched in awe as she deftly printed fabric using fruits, vegetables, and even rubber fish. It looked like such fun I could barely wait to…

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Fiber Art for a Cause: Prayer Flags

I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer flags the last few days. I’ve been contemplating the way they can be so many things for the people who make them and they can mean so much to the people who see them. Yes, making prayer flags can be a great way to try out new fabric art techniques,…

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Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2016

Get ready for summer with the latest issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.  This issue has inspiring galleries, group quilts, dozens of techniques,  and artist features sure to stimulate your creativity. Rediscover handwork and embroidery  with Laura Wasilowski. She shows you how to take small vignettes of everyday life and hand stitch without a pattern. Wendy…

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More artwork from Susan Purney Mark

Susan’s article, “Ice Dyeing + Shibori Folding” appears in the June/July 2016 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. Susan shared so many of her beautiful, hand-crafted fabrics that we ran out of room! Here are more examples of her stunning work with fabric and dye. Other topics you may enjoy:Quilting Arts Magazine December 2016/January 2017Quilting Arts…

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8 Steps to Successful Cyanotype Prints on Fabric

Did you know cyanotype has been around since the middle of the 19th century? This vivid blue printing technique was a popular way to reproduce photographs and documents quickly and inexpensively. In fact, cyanotype prints were often used to print maps and plans, that’s where we get the term blueprint. Nowadays you can buy pretreated…