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Do you think you have to know how to draw to be able to create beautiful, painted and thread sketched images on fabric?  Think again... Take a look at the options available and see how easy it is to step into this popular and exciting area.  You can create beautiful artwork that is soft, permanent and durable on fabrics.  Read more and see how people who think they have no ability learned to create unique art that is also beautiful, fun, fast and easy.

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bobbin work, Fiber art -

I created this video so long ago... but it shows a little about how you determine what to do when trying to get your tension correct in bobbin work.  I was using Wonderfil thread, it is a very heavy weight rayon or rayon metallic mix.  If you are thinking of exploring using bobbin threads in your art I hope this will help.  

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Fiber art, fireweed, How to, mixed media, needle felting, silk hankie, tussah silk, wool, wool roving -

Just recently put together a needle felting project using hand overdyed wool as a base/background and Tussah silk as the fibers that are felted into the project.  Felting is a lot like painting, only using fibers.  It can create some absolutely wonderful artwork!  I will be teaching this workshop in Alaska when I go up.  I decided that I would include a freezer paper stencil in the pattern because it will make it easier for someone to duplicate this.   It's difficult for some people to look at a photo and then re-create it when there is no way to transfer...

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applique, block of the month, digitized embroidery, Fiber art, free, store news, wool -

It is here!Free block of the month.  Here is how it works: Each month, on the first, I will post a new block.  You have that month to download the block free.  On the last day of the month that block will be removed and a new block will replace it.  If you miss downloading one of the blocks they will be available at the end of the program so you can purchase whatever you missed out on.   Here is the first block - "Wonky".  All the designs are whimsical, contemporary images. I can envision this as a border going all of the way...

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applique, Fiber art, How to, wool -

I just was asked a question about how to finish off the project after you are done sewing all of the lovely pieces of wool to the background.  Do you put batting in?  Do you fuse it?  Do you back it?   Here's what I do (not that it is written in stone).  All of the above... but not necessarily all together! If I am creating a small 6" x 10" hanging that I plan on dangling from one of those adorable Ackfeld Wire hangers I take some flannel or homespun and fuse it to the back of my project....

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