From fabric

Friday Fun – What do you want

I am in love with this jacket. Now is the time to start wearing the old quilts that just sit on a shelf. I love teaching this workshop. I don’t act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants me 2 do. Ephesians 5:1

Monday Sew – Good Life

Indigo Dye with Catharine Ellis – Shakerag, TN   This workshop was the BEST. A must do if you are thinking about natural dye.   I am experiencing real Life -as Jesus intended. 1 John 5:12

Friday Fun – The Truth about Natural Dyes

Shakerag – Natural Dye Workshop with Catharine Ellis My experience was Fantastic! At the start of the week we learned about the vocabulary of natural dye. Then as the week went on we jumped into the timing and printing of the wool and silk fabrics. Catharine is a great teacher and passionate about natural dyes. Her passion spills over on to each of her students. I would recommend her workshop if you want to know everything about natural dye. And you go home with a notebook with all the information needed to dye on our own. Experiencing God and his…

Friday Fun – New Quilters

Mystery Quilt Time. Each week we will be working on this mystery guilt. Here is a view of week one’s block. I am a new person, complete in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Monday Sew – Oh Boy What’s Up!

I am published in the Summer edition of Simply Moderne. If you like what you see go out and purchase this magazine TODAY and post a picture so that I can feel the love. #sandrajohnsondesigns Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39

Friday Fun – Quilts to cover your bones

So as I look over the large stacks of quilts I have accumulated. I have decided to create wearable art clothes using my vintage quilts. Many believe that quilts that are vintage should stay as they are. But I believe if I am an artist and truly want to expand my art I need to show others the beauty within the textile art world. So I have decided to use I few of my quilts to create clothing items. In the same way that quilts are fashionable for your bed. Those same quilts can be fashionable for your body. Here…

Monday Sew – Help I need to sew!

Help I need to sell! Are there days when you feel like the world is just coming in on you. And there’s nothing you can do right. You try your best but it seems like everything just fails. In those moments I always revert back to my go to. Sewing is where I go when life is just not going my way. When I need a little break from everything. As you can see in the above slide show I love fabric, I love color, I love the textures of fabric, I love the feel of fabric. Fabric makes me…

Friday Fun – Standing up for DIY

Sometimes I just want to create and I don’t have much time. So I star with the fabric left over from other projects. I am not one for keeping fabrics around but when I have extra time to create I will look to the fabrics set aside for very special projects. Pillow are just one project I have been able to create with repurposed denim. You can create amazing quilts from fabric or old clothing from around your home or ask your friends and family to donate to your DIY projects. Aprons are also something I have created with fabric…

Monday Sew – Balance

What is balance? For me balance provides stability and structure to my designs. It’s though weight distribution in the design by the placement of my element. When I talk about my elements that could mean the placement of the blocks the arrangement of the blocks the arrangement of the borders the existence of the porters and even the placement of color. An example of balance can be achieved by simply placing a large element on one side with a design of small elements on the other side. Here is a picture of balance in one of my creations. You dear…