Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Fabric Flower Corsage Cuff and made a journal cover. No pages yet, but I wanted to show you what I did created so far. The cover is moiré taffeta that I got at the thrift store last week (a steal... over 5 yards for $1) with cotton batting in between. Over the taffeta is a rectangular handkerchief with Battenburg lace that I tea dyed. I embellished with 3 wool flowers nestled on ruffled organza and accented with off white pearls. In between 2 of the flowers is a decorative pin with some beads on it.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I am so very proud to be a part of STITCHED, a collection of 20 online video workshops by 20 amazing and talented fabric artists. Each workshop provides you with high-value and high-content information to get you sewing, designing and creating.
These workshops are supported by some amazing companies which will be providing some great giveaway items and products for several lucky STITCHED registrants.
You will also get full video workshops including my Accordion Photo Book class. Each of the 20 amazing workshops include wonderful videos, printable pdf files which include patterns and related instructions for each workshop, as well as the support of our awesome instructors in a completely private site.
In my Accordion Photo Book class you will learn to uniquely preserve your memories by combining photos, fabric, hand stitching, and lots of love. In this class you will learn to create a fabric-based tri-fold accordion photo album which can be displayed in several ways. If you've not sewn on photos before you're in for a treat! A working knowledge of your sewing machine, a few basic embroidery stitches, and a willingness to think outside “the scrapbook” are the basic tools needed in creating this one-of-a-kind “uniquely you” photo book. You will learn to select materials that blend together as well as how to create layouts using photos as the focal point. You will become fearless adding texture on your fabric pages to compliment your choices and photos by using your sewing machine, trim, and hand stitching. Don't be afraid of loose threads, crooked stitches, or raw edges....... imperfections are encouraged! Have memorabilia related to your photos? Let's add that. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but they look great in juxtaposition to your fabric and stitches. After embellishing with embroidery, metal, ribbon, and possibly the kitchen sink you will join your three pages together with a quick, easy ribbon closure. When finished, your accordion photo album can stand on its own or be secured as a book you can display with pride. And you can say.......” I did that!”
An example of what you can create in my Accordion Photo Book class:
Registration for STITCHED begins today (December 1, 2011) with workshops beginning January 1, 2012. For $89 you get full access to all 20 wonderfully creative workshops.
Another cover example for my Accordion Photo Book class:
You will learn to add texture and embellish one-of-a-kind photo pages:
I am offering a treat for those who choose to sign up between today and December 15th! By following this link: Click here to register before the 15th you will receive a 12” square of hand-dyed canvas to use in my Accordion Photo Book class as well as a unique hand wrapped wire charm made by me. (Clicking on the registration link will take you to Alma Stoller's registration page where you will receive all the information you need to join us)
Come join in the creativity and get your stitching juices flowing with us at STITCHED!