Tag Archives: technique

(Stash)BUSTED – Knowing what you have

I decided to start on my book- and stash-busting project by tidying up and getting a handle on what fabric I owned. This may take a while. I shall consider it an ongoing project. This is what over 100 yards … Continue reading

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The French-Canadian Fur-Trapper Wizard Coat

This is my first attempt at creating a coat out of felted, reconstructed wool sweaters.  It was also one of my first serger creations.  Who but me would go from scarves directly to the challenge of a giant, sweater coat? … Continue reading

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Jewelry display frame tutorial

Whether you want to display a collection of vintage jewelry or you just hate to hide your favorite pieces while you’re not wearing them, this jewelry frame may be your answer! Made from an old picture frame and a few … Continue reading

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Happy Feet – Quilt Binding Edition

The Problem I hate binding quilts. It’s the one thing about quilting that feels like drudgery to me. It takes a long time to do it the traditional way, and it is difficult to get great results if you do … Continue reading

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The Masquerade Ball

As we move into the darker, colder seasons I’m able to focus more on indoor art projects.  NMC Dance Club’s Masquerade Ball gave me the perfect opportunity to reawaken my visual-arts chops.  The base of the mask is papier mache … Continue reading

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If you have an idea in the forest…

There is a clever little quilt technique and pattern that I’m seeing everywhere right now. It’s becoming a little bit of a fad, and it may actually be something new. And you know what? Every time I see it, it … Continue reading

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Transformational Ballroom: Rebecca the Dancer

This is rare video of me dancing.  I think this is the third time I’ve seen myself dance in the last ten years.  It’s so nice to see the improvement.  Thank you Stephen Kelly and GlidingOnAir for the video. The … Continue reading

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Dyeing in Process

Arranging fabric on pulley system in preparation for dyeing.  Yup, pulley works.  Yay! Fabric being dyed main color: teal blue that doesn’t really look teal. Under-dyeing with ombre technique using teal blue. About an hour later: Over-dyeing in bronze using … Continue reading

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The second easiest book you’ll ever make

The pamphlet stitch binding is a classic, and one of the simplest you can use. In an effort to use oddball studio droppings, like an 18″x24″ piece of watercolor paper on which I had doodled while laid up from a … Continue reading

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Bernina cozy tutorial, part one

As you recall, I found an unpleasant surprise when I recently used my Bernina. In order to protect her from further acts of desecration, I have embarked upon a project to make a Bernina Cozy. I’m making this way more … Continue reading

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