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Free to Explore

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My stitching style usually incorporates many layers of fabric that are quite densely stitched.  I enjoy adding textile elements such as plastic net, painted fusible web and threads of different thicknesses to add depth and texture to my designs.  I often draw inspiration from the nature that surrounds me, but sometimes a piece of fabric …

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5000 Trees Project

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I have always considered myself a bit of a “greenie” – meaning I believe it is critically important to care for the earth and its living things. What I really honour about this project – being run by Cindy Watkins, a textile artist from Tasmania , is how she uses different materials to reflect the …

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Stitch & Slice Challenge: Afton Warrick

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During 2019, Aurifil partnered with colleageues at OLFA to bring their readers their Slice & Stitch Challenge. All 6 (six) of their challenges are available on the Aurifil blog. This Challenge caught my eye as the machine stitching, colours and universe theme are all beautiful to see. Afton Warrick is from Quilting Mod and she …

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Sarah Joy Stories

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My ideas come fast and furious. I work on several pieces at one time following a variety of themes. Drawing is fundamental to my design process, solving many issues of scale, colour, pattern, shape and line in a relatively short period of time. My work is stitched either by hand or machine and sometimes both. …

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Marine Magic from odds and sods

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I am an artist who specialises in mixed media, textile-based pieces with a love of strong, vibrant colour.   I take my inspiration from a variety of sources and am particularly interested in the way in which ancient societies created a series of visual symbols to represent the things which were important to them. I …