Black and White

Black and White

Sometimes creating is as simple as working with black and white. Theoretically, black and white are not considered colours – even though they have such an impact on the world of colour. So if you’re in the mood to create, and want to feel the pleasure of...
Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Surely one of the easiest ways to re-kindle interest in design is the paper snowflake – yes, the ones from our childhood. There’s always that wonderful moment after cutting when the paper is opened and the patterns magically reveal themselves. Sometimes...
Ideas and Connection

Ideas and Connection

Ideas and Connection, are two often-used concepts used in the world of textile art – but how do you apply them? You have to go back to the basics. What I’ve discovered is that by pushing the boundaries of not working with a preconceived pattern or design,...
Go Design

Go Design

After my post last week, ‘Design to Stitch’, I thought I’d share one of the simple ways I design – one that I found works especially well for me – it might for you too. Because that transition from concept to stitch is the hardest and...
Design to Stitch

Design to Stitch

In my library, I believe there are at least three books alluding to being able to show how to design to stitch – not one of them has actually been helpful to me, but perhaps that’s just me! However, while stitching yesterday, I realized I’ve found...