Tag: Handmade

Wearable Art

Working on some new pieces for a special show in April.  It has been interesting to work freely without my usual constraints.  Also new classes coming soon, if you want to keep up the this years classes, workshops and all make sure you sign up for my newsletter( the next one is going out soon).

Here is a sneak peek.

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Quilting into Fall

I have been involved in several new quilting/fabric projects lately.  Met with textile designer Alison Glass talking about designing fabric and Quilt Market, she was most helpful and I hope a new friend in the art community.  Our Peninsula Modern Quilt Guild is planning a quilt show this fall, so have been working with them and looking forward to that event.

Our new school season at RSA start next week and I have many new ideas for my students.  I love the pillows in the photo from the summer sewing club, great job Mary, Amy and Rose.



Niche Awards 2013 Finalist

I am a Niche Award Finalist, these awards are sponsored by Niche Magazine a trade publication of fine craft and artist made products.

This is such an honor, the judging of entries is based on three main criteria:

1. technical excellence, both in surface design and form
2. a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
3. market viability



The winners will be announced at the American Made show in February.  I have been working like crazy to get my new designs together for this upcoming show, now the anticipation is even more exciting.



Mood Board Monday

It is getting to be a crazy summer.  Being so busy with the extreme heat really wears you down.  Some evenings I just have to sit. But I still need to push on to the new designs and business plan.  This blog is being updated and I look forward to many new things, for me, coming in the fall.

A few weeks ago we rearranged our bedroom, it is a much better layout.  The room is still very basic and one of the main things missing is a headboard.  I just need to decide on something-SA can build anything, so I just need to design something.  This room board is what I came up with, it is my usual color scheme, but I love all the shapes and texture.


Summer Classes

I have some classes coming this summer at my studio.  Please let me know if you are interested, space is limited.

Sewing for Beginners and Intermediate
June 26, July 3 12:30-4pm    Teens 12-18                                                     $40 each class all materials included                                                 Students will work on projects to help enhance their sewing skills.  Focus on seam allowance, edge finishing, pleats, darts, hemming, etc., will be covered in this class.  New and unique material uses included.

Creative Fiber Arts                                                                               July 31, August 14 12:30-4pm                                                                 $40 each class all materials included   Teens and Adults                        Students will work on projects using different types of fabric embellishment techniques.  Focus on surface design on fabric, dyeing, stencil, print, hand stitching and embroidery.




This is one of the new design I just finished for a rather large hand printed fabric order.  I was interesting to translate a small square piece of collage work into yardage of fabric.  It did give me a lot of inspiration for future designs.  I am currently doing a lot of “playing” with surface design, and will soon have some 1/2 yards and fat quarters on line for sale.

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