From the pictures I've seen, it looks like what I know as Pellon, or interfacing material. Are they the same thing? What makes it such a big "thing" with fabric and mixed media artists?Continue
Is there a way to add our own background to our Stitchin Fingers page so that we don't have all the white or solid color on the sides of the main body content? I thought I saw some pages with some…Continue
I was looking for a tutorial on how to do freestanding machine lace on my embroidery machine. So far, all I have found is how to sew it. I need to learn how to design it. When I added "designing" to…Continue
I would love to be an organized person, but after 50+ years of trying, it hasn't happened and I don't think it ever will. Rather than trying (and often failing) to keep track of blog posts at different places, I'm linking or cross posting. Today, it's a link.
I'm so excited. I have to share!
I felt the urge to go wander in Goodwill, today. I was hoping, expecting to find something I could use in my garden. I was getting disappointed, because nothing was speaking to me, but then I remembered that I had found some fabric there once, so I went to that section.
There were several bags of jumbled yarns among the crafts people had given up on. I was going to pass them up, but then I saw what looked like a doily, and I thought with the…Continue
I'm really excited about something new I've learned to do with GIMP and Make Your Own Kaleidoscope!
I've been sidelined by back problems in the middle of a major family room redo. Unfortunately, I can't get to much in my studio, either, since I stuffed things in there "just 'til I finish." When I saw this past weeks TAST stitch it clicked with a design I saw in one of my Dover design books, but I can't get to the fabric I…Continue
This is my first attempt at crazy quilting. I figured something relatively small would be better to start with than a quilt for my king sized bed. I see lots of mistakes and other things I'll do differently next time. Overall, however, I am pleased with it and I do see improvement as I go along. I'm about half way done with the embroidery.
My first mistake was not to use a foundation fabric. Since the pieces are cut at all angles, some of them are enough on the bias to be quite…Continue