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  • Surface Design Expert Jane Dunnewold's Foiling Tips

    You know how one piece of sparkly jewelry or a metallic accessory can enliven an outfit? Using foil in your surface design can do the same thing for textile art. Jane Dunnewold uses fabric painting techniques, dyeing, and foiling to create her complex cloth designs, this one with an expanded square motif...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 14 Apr 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, Fabric Art, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Fabric Painting, Printmaking
  • Thread Sketching Tutorial: Butterfly Wings Step by Step

    Besides being fun, thread sketching is an effective way to add details that can make your work highly realistic, including subtle color shifts, intricate textures, and a sense of dimension, according to machine stitching expert Susan Brubaker Knapp. She uses thread sketching on both her fusible appliquéd...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 7 Apr 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, Machine Quilting, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts, Fabric Painting
  • How to Dye Fabric with Chickpea Flour

    Looking to stir up a little fun in the kitchen? Try dyeing with resists from the kitchen! You can create many of the same effects as wax batik techniques using resists off your pantry shelf. Flour paste resist is one of the most popular of these dyeing techniques. Just mix plain flour with cold water...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 31 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Fabric Art, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Fabric Painting
  • Free Hand Sewing Techniques for Quilters eBook

    Quilting and hand sewing were made for each other. Even if you machine stitch your quilts, a little handwork here and there can make them pop and give your fiber art a handmade look. There are so many hand embroidery stitches to choose from, and so many ways you can use even the simplest hand sewing...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 26 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Embroidery, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Hand Stitches, Quilting Stitches, Quilting Techniques
  • Easy Digital Surface Design Ideas from Jane Dunnewold

    What do you do if you want to design your own fabric but can't draw or paint? According to fiber artist and surface design expert Jane Dunnewold, you can scan, cut, or snap your way to fabric design. Jane Dunnewold begins a digital fabric design by laying fibers on a scanner bed. "Almost anything...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 19 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, Machine Quilting, Photo Quilt, Quilt Blocks, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Printmaking, Crazy Quilting
  • Take the Stress Out of Free-Motion Quilting with a Low-Risk Sketchbook

    A note from Vivika: Are you confident in your free-motion embroidery ? Or do you just wish your free-motion quilting were more . . . free? Today's guest blogger, Candy Glendening, practices her free-motion motifs in sketchbooks on her hand-dyed fabric Then she turns them into a fabric book for future...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 18 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Embroidery, Surface Design, Machine Quilting, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric
  • Learning How to Quilt: My First Quilt and Most Recent Quilt

    My beautiful mom with my very first quilt. My mother taught me many things. An excellent seamstress, she made most of my clothes (and those of my three sisters) when I was young, and then taught me to make my own. It was also under her guidance that all of us learned to knit-and crochet, and needlepoint...
    Posted to Handmade Quilt Art by Rose@Quilt on 14 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, Patchwork Quilt, Quilting Techniques, Art Quilts, Quilt Patterns, How to Quilt, Quilting for Beginners, Small Quilting Projects
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