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How to Finish a Postcard using a Sewing ...

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 to finish a postcard using a sewing machine, and a reminder that this is the […]

365 Collages | Week 52 | The End

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 all things Wonderful The end can be so sad sometimes, but to me, this feels […]

Stitching on Wool

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 the horse wagon, sometimes designed for a wedding. I love the naive motives in combination […]

Finishing a fabric ATC

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 the beauty of the embroidery or quilt, so it’s important to at least have some […]

Hang your Own Artwork on the Wall

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 finished yet but up on the wall to inspire me further. My walls are like […]

Brown Quilt made from recycled fabrics

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 hints of orange. Back then even living room walls here in Sweden (where everything gets […]

Rainbow Ripple Afghan finished

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 blanket / afghan: Yes, it is true. It’s finished. I have it around my shoulders […]

I’m not Finished with Last Year

I’m not Finished with Last Year

I’m not finished with last year, the year of the Dog (according to Chinese counting). When a year ends there is lots of thinking that needs to be made. I need to sit down and think about how the year started, what my expectations were and what has been accomplished during the year. Am I […]

My Crochted Rug is Finished

My Crochted Rug is Finished

Crocheting a rug with torn fabric stripes is the perfect summer project. A bit dusty, somewhat big but a great leisure pursuit on the balcony when the sun is out. I started this project in in place on the backside. I crocheted this with a big sized hook and lots of great colours. Related PostsStorloppis […]