How To: Scrappy Fabric

I’ve been looking at my bag of scraps I’ve been collecting over the last year, and wanted to do something with it. I’ve made a scrappy scarf in this post, but wanted to just make pieces of scrappy fabric for upcoming projects.

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How To: Making Cheesecloth Word Skins

Ann chose this technique for the Facebook Postcard Fabric Art’s February Challenge. I saw Margarita Korioth demonstrating this on Quilting Arts TV a year or so ago, and thought this was such a neat technique. I made a couple of cheescloth word skins back then, but was happy to revisit this technique this month. It’s…

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Scroll Stories Online Class

Yesterday I took an all-day online class with Libby Williamson called Scroll Stories. As I mentioned in a previous post I’ve been wanting to take this class for a long time. I was so happy to hear that Craft Napa was going to go online so I’d be able to take the class.

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How to: Scrap Greeting Cards

I have always loved making greeting cards. For years I made my Christmas cards. In the beginning they were hands-on using hand cut stencils, or adding paper embellishments.  I graduated to using photos. Now I want to send fabric cards, but I’ve never really been happy with the ones I made. Until now! But I…

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How to: Painting Cheesecloth

I’ve been seeing a lot of art using cheesecloth lately, so I finally had to give it a try. However, before creating anything with this fabric I need to paint it.

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Printing Photos on Fabric

In the  past I have printed on fabric using different carriers and different methods. Then just recently I came across a tutorial about printing photos on fabric using page-size shipping labels as the base. This is so easy!

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Vacation Thrift Shopping

We just returned from a wonderful vacation in New England. Whenever we travel, I always try to find local thrift shops to search out bargains. On our way to Woodstock, Vermont, we stopped in Plymouth, New Hampshire to eat lunch at Six Burner Bistro. As we were getting in the car to leave, I noticed…

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Raven cloth dolls

I was cleaning my computer desktop the other day and ran across a pdf from Interweave about making art dolls. It’s a compilation of past articles in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. Here is a link to the download.

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Layering Stencils

Today I’m all about layering stencils using fabric paint. If you look at my post about soy wax batik, this is just a continuation of my love of layers. Here are my finished fat quarters of fabric. I love all of the layers. For the top piece, I use the following two stencils. Here is…

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