Felt along
doesn’t fray
easy to cut but need sharp small scissors for small elements
feels soft in your hands
can use bigger threads
if you don’t like something remove the stitches. Felt closes up and is very forgiving.

Are You a Bead-a-holic?

Ever want to learn the best way to add beads to your art work? You are in luck! Lyric Kinard has just come out with a new DVD called Bead it Like You Mean it. And I gotta tell you, she got me hooked!

Here’s what you’ll learn with Lyric’s DVD.

Lyric takes you from basic beading to more elaborate ways of attaching beads to the surface of your work. Her instructions and video demonstrations are really easy to follow. I should know. After watching it I astounded myself by being able to bead!

If you’d like to win a copy of Lyric’s new DVD, please leave a comment on the blog today and you may be the lucky winner of this great instructional video, Bead it Like You Mean it.

Are You a Bead-a-holic?

Ever want to learn the best way to add beads to your art work? You are in luck! Lyric Kinard has just come out with a new DVD called Bead it Like You Mean it. And I gotta tell you, she got me hooked!

Here’s what you’ll learn with Lyric’s DVD.

Lyric takes you from basic beading to more elaborate ways of attaching beads to the surface of your work. Her instructions and video demonstrations are really easy to follow. I should know. After watching it I astounded myself by being able to bead!

If you’d like to win a copy of Lyric’s new DVD, please leave a comment on the blog today and you may be the lucky winner of this great instructional video, Bead it Like You Mean it.

Sheldon Gallery Presents a Lurking Chair

Nude Blue Chair Reclining lurking about.

Here’s a little video tour of the Sheldon Gallery exhibit of work by members of theĀ  FAC (Fiber Artists Coalition). The Sheldon, a wonderful gallery in St. Louis, MO, is hosting our exhibit called Ties that Bind. If you look real fast at the beginning of the video you’ll see my quilt Nude Blue Chair Reclining lurking in the background.

Nothing scarier than a lurking chair.

Sheldon Gallery Presents a Lurking Chair

Nude Blue Chair Reclining lurking about.

Here’s a little video tour of the Sheldon Gallery exhibit of work by members of theĀ  FAC (Fiber Artists Coalition). The Sheldon, a wonderful gallery in St. Louis, MO, is hosting our exhibit called Ties that Bind. If you look real fast at the beginning of the video you’ll see my quilt Nude Blue Chair Reclining lurking in the background.

Nothing scarier than a lurking chair.

Fowl Play Bird Lovers Unite!

This class is so fun! I always enjoy teaching the Fowl Play: Birds With No Egrets workshop. Here you see Sara, a happy student at Penn National proudly showing us her bird. Isn’t this a fun quilt!

The idea behind the class is to give you a set of patterns for your basic bird parts: body and wings. Then you are on your own! (I leave the room and go shopping at the vendor mall and return in 4 hours with 10 bags and a bad back.)


During the class you decide on what type of setting your fowl inhabits. Your bird may wade in the water, sit on a branch, or fly through the garden. You are the master of your own bird!

Here we see Keet. (What a great name for a bird artist!) Keet brought her own lovely sketch of a bird design to class. Isn’t this sweet? Its a sweet tweet. Thanks Keet and Sara for sharing your work with us. We’ll see more tomorrow!