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.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Autumn is Finally Here!


I love Autumn, I truly do. The lack of humidity, the cool crisp air, fresh apples, and pumpkins everywhere, and most importantly my allergies are starting to calm down.

The part I love the most,  however, is the colors of the leaves. Reds, golds, oranges, and brilliant yellows, and everywhere!

So it's no surprise that I created art cloth show casing these colors in my Colors of the Earth and Pretty Pigments online classes.

If you'd like to capture the beauty of nature's natural palette using natural earth pigments then join me in my newest class Colors of the Earth.  Class starts on October 17th!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me!


Lamy Al-Star fountain pen in dark lilac.


Not knowing any better I ordered the fine tip nib.  It is now filled with lilac ink!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Registration Ends Tomorrow!!!


Registration Ends Tomorrow!

Pretty Pigments Online Class Begins 
Tomorrow

September 6th at 6pm CST!!!

Click here to learn more!
This session includes a special Bonus Session called Getting Started. Once this session of Pretty Pigments has finished I will not be offering this special bonus offering again.

The Bonus Session will become it's OWN class starting in October. 

Register for Pretty Pigments TODAY, you will be getting TWO of my classes for the price of ONE!!!

When you Register TODAY for this Session of Pretty Pigments you will have lifetime access to TWO of my classes!

WIP - Starry Swallows


WIP Starry Swallows

Mayan Blue, Italian Satin Ocher, Bohemian Green Earths, Black charcoal, black and white conte, on cotton fabric.