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    BEAUTY

    BEAUTY
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    There are beautiful pieces that show up -usually as we least expect them...and this is one of them. Karen Miller is a Katazome artist and designer. This is her beautiful...

    Making Summer Fabric-

    Making Summer Fabric-
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    Piecing summer linens, making fabric- I am still on a shrug kick....and can't help piecing some of my smaller, summer fabric bits into a piece big enough to make another...

    Spring Sewing just for fun!

    Spring Sewing just for fun!
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    As I unpack my favorite stash of warm weather fabrics and clothes, I am lusting over the linen pieces. Well, yes... linens and interesting basic wovens in natural fibers are...

    FABRIC PRINTING: New Raven Stencil

    FABRIC PRINTING: New Raven Stencil
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    One can never have enough birds....and if you are a Portlandia fan, you know this is true. My new Raven Stencil gives new meaning to the phase 'Put a bird on it'!  This new...

    Spring Sewing: SHIRTS!

    Spring Sewing: SHIRTS!
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    Stenciled linen shirt by Leslie Gelber I'll always make shirts..... every season, it is my hands-down favorite garment. In addition to endless re-makes,  I'm always checking out new shirt patterns and...

    A SPRING BOARD-

    A SPRING BOARD-
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    Welcome to my Studio-  My Design Board for Spring Projects- It happened already...just in this last week, when we weren't looking: Spring started to pop out here in Southern Oregon....

    Designing a FaultLines Garment

    Designing a FaultLines Garment
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    I am re-visiting each design in my line of sewing patterns this season. I will be sharing construction tips & design ideas to inspire your creative sewing projects. FaultLines #118...

    Designing a Stencil-

    Designing a Stencil-
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    The process of designing a stencil is very creative and organic for me. I thought you might enjoy knowing how I come up with the designs in my stencil line. So...

    Bugs in the Closet

    Bugs in the Closet
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    The 3 crickets, on the new Crickets & Leaves Stencil, were used to print this overall surface design- I've been printing with my bug stencils today with some playful results....

    Exploring a NEW Stencil Design

    Exploring a NEW Stencil Design
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    Cicada Stencil is Fall colors Each new stencil design is like Christmas when it is done.....I can't wait to unwrap it and begin to explore the printing possibilities! We just...

    PLANNING AHEAD FOR FUN-

    PLANNING AHEAD FOR FUN-
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    The Fall DESIGN OUTSIDE THE LINES RETREAT is just around the corner: Sept. 24-28th. My guest teacher, Nancy Shriber, and I are looking forward to sharing the magic of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos,...

    ARTY SUMMER CLOTHES-

    ARTY SUMMER CLOTHES-
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    Printing with a Jumbo Tee Juice Pen with a stencil By this time of the summer I always feel the need to have something new in my closet. Sometimes that...

    Arty Summer Shoes-

    Arty Summer Shoes-
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    Okay, maybe it looks like I have to much time on my hands..... What's true is I can't leave a perfectly good canvas alone! These shoes caught my eye and...

    Fabric Inspired Summer Patio-

    Fabric Inspired Summer Patio-
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    Yeah! We are all moving outside to our patios & gardens for the summer! I don’t know about you...but I need to hit the refresh button on my furnishings. We...

    Sewing with Stenciled Fabrics

    Sewing with Stenciled Fabrics
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    Sewing with Stenciled Fabrics-   Hand-stitching vapor trails- For those of us who love a needle & thread...here are some ideas for folding the new, PAPER AIRPLANE Stencil into your sewing projects....

    Pedal Play

    Pedal Play
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    Bicycles are always an appealing theme. Lots of us not only have fond childhood memories that include bikes...but also current lifestyles that are enhanced by a pedal around the neighborhood....

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