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Use fabric scraps for mixed media art

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Sister Moon by Monica Curry Untitled  by Monica Curry Are you looking for ways to use up small fabric scraps that are too small for anything? I discovered a fun way to do this by making what I call scrap sandwiches. It's not a new concept, but I couldn't find any good tutorials for it, so I decided to make my own instructions. I’ll sometimes spend an afternoon making these. It’s a fun and mindless project that produces interesting and beautiful textures and colour combinations that can be incorporated into your art quilts or mixed media projects. I’ve used them for quilt art postcards, makeup bags, and book covers. Fabric sandwiches were incorporated into my art quilt Mother Ship that's on the Fall 2012 Quilting Arts Magazine cover in Fall 2012. YOU WILL NEED Fabric scraps. Lightweight muslin or any lightweight non-stretchy fabric cut to 9 x 12 inches. One piece of tulle cut to 11 x 14 inches. Thread Pins Sewing machine While working on a project, I throw my fabric s

Picasso inspired art quilts

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The Psychic by Monica Curry The Dream Diary by Monica Curry

My Hat From a Life Lived: My Empty Nest

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This is my art hat Empty Nest that was in the art show Hats From a Life Lived held in Fall 2014. The show was organised by Manitoba fibre artist Colette Balcaen and the concept for the show was quite beautiful. “When [Anastazja Urbanik] passed on at the age of 94, I received many of her hats. Now my project, Hats From a Life Lived, gives the opportunity to many artists to express an aspect of their life. The participants adapt a hat from another life to give it a new life."   Colette Balcaen  Empty Nest was created to commemorate my journey that began 25 years ago after losing a child to an ectopic pregnancy. Prior to my miscarriage, I experienced many years of infertility, so this loss was especially tragic. I grew up during a time when women were often defined by their ability to have children. So, the experience of infertility and subsequent miscarriage forced me to explore my place in the world as a woman without children. Over the years, I’ve learned that the p

I WANT TO BELIEVE: Free UFO poster for your sewing studio

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I've been a UFO buff for many years and couldn't resist creating this UFO sighting scene with a 1930s NEEDLECRAFT magazine cover. I'm offering this 8 x 10 poster free to all my fellow Sci-Fi enthusiasts. Enjoy! And remember, the truth is out there  . . . Download HERE