Welcome To ‘With Fabric and Threads’
Hello and welcome. I am really happy that you have found your way here to ‘With Fabric and Threads.
This website is in the very early stages of its development. Please be patient and return often as I will be adding new content over the coming months.
Over the years – many of them :), I have pursued and continue to pursue a variety of creative activities. They fall into two broad categories, ‘artistic endeavours’ and ‘fibre and fabric’. Fibre and fabric covers patchwork/quilting, hand embroidery, knitting, dressmaking and combining all these ‘threads’ of interests into multi media fabric and fibre pieces.
For a more detailed overview, see my ‘About Me’ page.
A Little About https://tangledlineart.com.au
My website https://tangledlineart.com.au concentrates on the ‘artistic endeavours’ side and this website will be concentrated on the ‘fibre and fabric’ creative pursuits.
Having said that, the two sites will relate to each other as I use a quilt block framework as a basis to begin a Tangled Line Art design. As an example, on my Tangled Line Art site, I have a series of designs called ‘The Clock Strikes‘. Each design is based on the concept of a 12 point Mariners Compass block (more on that further down the track). Each design is representative of a ‘Clock Face’ and can be purchased featured on an actual clock and many other products, here at Red Bubble.
The Red and Black quilt shown here and on the left hand side of the header shows a portion of a Sampler Quilt for a workshop for beginner quilters – more on that later. The portion of the ‘quilt in progress’ shown here and on the right hand side of the header on this site shows some of the designs from ‘The Clock Strikes’ series. I have printed each of the designs onto fabric and am currently in the process of making them into a quilt.
I will be uploading a range of embroidery, quilting and mixed fibre projects I have completed over the years. Some will be projects completed in the process of gaining my teaching certificates (one in hand embroidery and the other in patchwork/quilting) while other will simply be projects completed simply because I liked them 🙂
Hopefully, they will be is some semblance of order ?
Organized or Otherwise? That is the Question?
For the most part, I am a very organised type of person. I suppose this ties in with my love off all things geometric. I love cross-stitch, blackwork embroidery as well as patchwork/quilting and knitting. All of these are very geometric, repeating pattern oriented and organised. However, I don’t feel at all compelled to know exactly what the finished product will be before I begin either:)
Looking at my Tangled Line Art designs, one could be forgiven for thinking that these designs are planned to the last detail – they are not. I start with a fairly simple quilt block outline, usually drawing that outline out in a 2 x 3 grid. I may or may not add spacing, or, in quilting terms ‘sashing’ between them. From there, I will add detail to the more open areas first. Then, I will take a break and let it ‘sit’ for a while before moving onto the next stage. Invariably, I will plan to do ‘X’, goof something up and have to change plans part way through 🙂 Feel free to browse through my Tangled Line Art blog where I go into my detail of the process on specific designs. I also love Zentangle and art journaling, both of which are, essentially unplanned.
I hope you enjoy looking around my site 🙂