keen to try needlefelting and embroidery this is so pretty

Creative Textile Art - forgetting the rules. by Rosemarie Smith [Kersbrook Training]

Carolyn Saxby's blog...loaded with information and ideas for textiles..great source for natural dyes too

Ives themed textiles, seaside heart with vintage crochet, lace, Alfred Wallis inspired cottage and shells in soft natural colours of pale blue grey white beige brown - Carolyn Saxby Mixed Media Textile Art

It’s mind blowing to see what artist Lisa Kellner is able to do with silk organza, thread, and various pigments. Her immense sculptures take the shape of varicolored cell structures and organ-like forms . . . and look almost as if they are floating weightlessly in fluid or underwater.

silk organza, thread, and various pigments. Her immense sculptures take the shape of varicolored cell structures and organ-like forms . and look almost as if they are floating weightlessly in fluid or underwater.

A little bit of everything: The best laid plans

Well, I was all set to post early today & have almost a whole day of catching up with all the things I should have done before like finishin.

Dandelion Block Print    Hand printed Dandelion block print on unbleached cotton fabric    Blogged!    ***UPDATE***  In case anybody is wondering what kind of paint I used, I mixed acrylic paints with a textile medium (Daler-Rowney textile medium for screen printing). I also added a little bit of water to get the right thickness of the paint.

dandelion block print - mixed acrylic paints with a textile medium (daler-rowney textile medium for screen printing) + a little bit of water to get the right thickness of the paint

Dionne Swift - Yellow Block I like the combination of paint and stitches, which is effectively what these are. :)

Dionne Swift - Yellow Block I like the combination of paint and stitches, which is effectively what these are.

Close-up on a fish skin - blue Siamese fighting fish - Betta Spl

Close-up on a fish skin - blue Siamese fighting fish - Betta Splendens in front of a white background - Beta fish, peacock colored TINY MIRACLE.

JUDY MARTIN : Rough couching, over raveled weft threads, un-separated floss, and narrow strips of denim. It evokes Starry Night. "The threads and fabrics are familiar things used in an unfamiliar way. What is usually used to make a neat seam or a mended pocket, is used here in a messy and raveled manner." Read her post and enjoy the detail photos.

JUDY MARTIN : Rough couching, over raveled weft threads, un-separated floss, and narrow strips of denim

textile jellyfish floating peacefully in a giant glass tank! This is the work of Japanese born, Iowa based artist Sayuri Sasaki Hemann. Gorgeous fabric jellyfish, and felted anemones

By Japanese born, Iowa based artist Sayuri Sasaki Hemann. These gorgeous fabric jellyfish, and felted anemones were part of a huge installation at the Portland airport in titled “Underwater Flight”.

Mister Finch//

Required Reading: The Fantastic Mister Finch

Mister Finch Himself With One Of His Extra Large Moths Mister Finch: textile artist

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