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.

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Experiencing God and his truths, not knowledge about him and them, gives me abundant  LIFE 17:3

Monday Sew – Oh Boy What’s Up!

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Lover Forever is the name of this quilt. I created this quilt with Japanese fabrics. 

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

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Here is the magazine you can fine this quilt and the pattern all made by me.

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.

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In the same way that quilts are fashionable for your bed. Those same quilts can be fashionable for your body. Here below is an example I have a very stylish and hip bomber jacket.

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We all have creativity within us. My open and encouraging teaching style allows my students the freedom to access their creativity and explore new ideas in a fun, friendly environment. 
I offer positive feedback on students’ creative decisions and also on their developing skills. The technical processes of sewing and quilt construction take patience and time to learn. Solid skills can be achieved through practice over time, but they are just a small part of creating good art. Opening up to excitement and creativity can be achieved in just one class. 
By the end of the first class, each student will be able to think creatively about how to express their life experiences through the projects they create. By sharing my own skills and know-how, I am able to help students give shape to their new ideas. Many times the teaching process has found me learning from my students and expanding my own creative experience. 
I believe I can unlock the creative potential of every one of my students, and help each of them reach their creative goal.Now 
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If you would like to make a jacket for a completed quilt just go for it!

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

Monday Sew – Good Times using Contrast

So following up on the 5 basic principles of design. Contrast allows you to emphasize or highlight elements within a design. So when you have 2 elements that are totally opposite you have created contrasts. This can be achieved in many different ways. Big, small, shapes, colors, light or dark.

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Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8

Friday Fun – Faith and Hope

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It’s Friday and I’m so glad to be able to sit down and talk about where I get my faith and hope from. For me my faith comes from knowing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. And that one day he will come back at the end of this world and we all as believers will be united as one. My hope it is built on nothing less then the whole Bible.

The faith I have in my ability to create comes from above. As I’m look towards the coming months and years I ask myself what do you hope for? Are you hope full that you’ll be able to continue creating beautiful pieces of art? I’m hopeful that the rest of my days I will be able to share the love I have for my family and friends and the belief that I’ve been saved I will be reunited one day with Family that has passed away and gone to heaven.

Here are a few of my creations that were inspired by my heavenly Father.

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurection of Jesus Christ from the dead 1 Peter 1:3

Friday Fun – Who do you Follow?

Good morning all it’s Friday. Who do you follow is there particular designer, fabric manufacturer, or blog that you follow. I noticed that there’s no one particular person company or thing that I follow. For me I follow what my senses tell me I should do or create in any given day. For me my leading comes from God. When I wake up in the morning I always start out with a to do list. While looking over that to do list I get inspiration. From the inspiration I’ve been and guided towards a particular pattern, fabric, area of my studio in which I pull different items to start my creation.

So for you how do you create who do you follow? Here are a few of the inspiring patterns that I will be creating in the near future
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The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3