Artsy Summer Flower ~

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You may remember my post featuring this quilted flower, (see here), which was screen printed using Margaret Applin’s thermofax screens.  Once printed, I heat-set it, and then with right sides together, faced it with batting, and another layer of fabric.  I stitched around the perimeter,  in the shape of the flower, (leaving an opening), trimmed my seams and corners, turned it right side out, …

HOLD on to your DREAMS

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“Hold on to your dreams, never let go, there’s a flame inside you burning with hope…”  I dearly love music and again, and of course the actual song lyrics inspire me, too!  This is some of my first ‘batch’ of hand-dyed fabric from last summer.   And…  I also used a piece of paper fabric that I wasn’t crazy about in …

Summer SHIMMER – completed!

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This is what I began with.  My first piece of shibori-styled, hand-dyed fabric, made in the glorious summer-hot days!  These are the threads I chose to create Summer Shimmer:  YLI threads in three styles: Candlelight, Pearl Crown Rayon, and Designer 6, all wonderful textures of thick threads from YLI.  I also used GLITTER and Rainbows tri-lobal polyester from Superior Threads. …

Angelina Fibers

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Ahhh… Angelina – fibers, that is.  Forget Angelina Jolie… these fibers are the real stars!     Translucent, iridescent and beautiful combinations are yours for the making! Just a quick 5 seconds or so with an iron!  Heat those fibers longer, and they will change to a darker color… which you may be after?! PRESTO!  They bond to themselves, and you can …

Textiva Film

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I love playing with TEXTIVA film!  It’s so pretty… and shiny … did I mention that it is so … shiny and pretty?!! And so many beautiful colors. Ethreal looking, sheer and semi-transparent… and fusible… but only to itself, or to it’s sister product – Angelina fibers.  You can scrunch it, like the wrinkled piece above, on top of the …