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365 Collages | Week 52 | The End (for now)

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson Yes! I finished on time, before 2018 ended I had successfully made 365 art collages! Yes, it felt good, … Continue reading

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How to Finish a Postcard using a Sewing Machine

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns. Edward de Bono I’m back with some thoughts on how … Continue reading

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365 Collages | Week 52 | The End

Before you make a six-volume improvement list for 2014, there is unfinished business in 2013. Take a seat. Take a few deep breaths, too. Then look back at 2013, and see what you did right.* Quinn McDonald Collage: Filed under … Continue reading

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Stitching on Wool

Wool embroidery, where you use wool floss on wool fabric, is something Swedes have been doing for a long, long time. It creates durable, warm items that holds together through wear and tear and time. Most common are cushions for … Continue reading

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Finishing a fabric ATC

I thought I’d show you how I “finish” my embroidered Artist Trading Cards. I’ve noticed that in textile art the last touch to the work is very important. An ugly edge or badly made backing can really take away from … Continue reading

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Hang your Own Artwork on the Wall

The walls that surround me are always filling with things from my drawing board. They are similar to my mind and my work desk; full of many different ideas, colours and forms. They are in different stages, some not quite … Continue reading

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Finishing an Embroidery – Glue Framing Tutorial

Because the embroidery itself is not traditional in any way, my framing is not either. I’ll show you what I did though, maybe you can use it in some way. I was inspired by what I remembered from Britta Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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Brown Quilt made from recycled fabrics

My second quilt is brown. I’ve been mixing beautiful rosy fabrics with my collection of browns. I have a thing for browns. Maybe it has something to do with being born in the seventies, when everything was dark brown, with … Continue reading

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The Daily Art Card Project is finished

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard I’ve finished the Daily Art Cards Project now. These cards have been my small big achievement of 2008. An almost daily creative base to go … Continue reading

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Rainbow Ripple Afghan finished

I have finished the Rainbow Ripple Afghan that I’ve crocheted, and I’m so pleased with this project. But first: Tulips from my grandmother in my ripple afghan colors – I took this photo after I had taken these of the … Continue reading

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