Thursday, January 12, 2017

Colors of the Earth Self Paced Class!


Learn how to create beautiful fabrics using earth pigments, clays, ochres, charcoal, and much more!

Click here to learn more! 


Fields No. 37
Earth pigments, clay, ochre, charcoal, conte, pastels, and graphite on cotton fabric.
Machine stitched.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

All Things End, Eventually!



Field Notes #'s 1-36 ready for their edges to be bound and then mounted to their stretched canvas frames.  Each piece is 6x6 inches.

So why am I having such a hard time getting there? Excellent question. And I finally decided it's because I don't want this particular project to end.

Which is odd because the whole time I've been working on this project I've been chomping at the bit to start the next state of my Fields Series!

Anyway, I'm off to stitch their tiny edges, and get started on attaching the hanging hardware to the frames.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Mixed Media with Pigments Live Stream!



I will be hosting a mixed media with earth pigments live stream tomorrow evening on Facebook!!!

Join me as I experiment with earth pigments, and more.

January 3rd, 7pm CST

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Registration NOW OPEN for Earth and Sky From Sketch to Stitch



Earth and Sky: From Sketch to Stitch 
Earth and Sky is an Eight Week Mini Master Class divided into 2 Four Week modules with a One Week break in between the two modules.
Module 1: Sketch, Draw, Paint, Surface Design
Break Week
Module 2: Sketch, Surface Design, Stitch, Embellish
Class begins April 15th! 
Lifetime Access to the Class
NOTE: Because of the intensity of this class I am limiting the number of spaces available to 20!!!


From Sketch to Stitch



My Aurifil thread color palette for my latest series "Field Notes"


Field Notes was born out of several loves, passions of mine:

The love of the prairie.
The love of crops as they rise out of the ground each year.
The love of the symmetry and simplicity of how the fields themselves are arranged in the countryside.


Field Notes in progress on my table.


Some color studies.



Watercolor crayons, water soluble oil pastels, and water soluble graphite on sketchbook paper.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Field Series Update


My thread order came today. If you've been following me on Facebook then you know there's been a lot of drama lately with my trying to obtain a rather allusive Aurifil Thread color #2612 aka arctic ice.
Well that was through Amazon.

Three spools of the wrong color later I put out a plea on Facebook begging to know everyone's favorite place to buy Aurifil Thread.  Follow That Thread came up, repeatedly.  So late Sunday night I put together my order, which included the much desired #2612, and it arrived today.

And the much desired color is quite desirable!!! It IS the perfect sky color!


#2612 is second from the left and it matches my earth pigment painted fabrics and perfectly!


Six pieces almost stitched, thirty left to go.


My color palette for the Fields Series sans one spool that should be here hopefully this weekend, because I of course ordered it from Amazon.  Odd that it'll be the correct color?

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

ReVamping My Look

I've been working on my newsletter, creating templates, welcome and thank you pages, and pages where I offer freebies just for subscribing to my newsletter!  Today I created a new banner for the template I created... 



Biography:  I am a Mixed Media Fiber Artist living in a small rural community in the heart of the Prairie!

My passion is using the colors found in nature all around me to color my cloth, papers, and bending the rules with stitch.

Please join me in my community, Almost Stitched, on Facebook, I would love to see how you interpret the world around you through found color and stitch!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It's Been Awhile


So begins a new series I've titled "Fields". So far the goal is 18 large pieces and 12 small pieces. I'm using earth pigments, charcoal, conte, and mixed media pm cotton and silk fabrics this time around with machine stitching as the finishing touch.

I've been dragging my feet to start on this series, as it is the first series where I won't be using natural dyes. Fabric painting begins tonight. Photos coming soon.