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 Textile Evolution

Liz Kettle Artist, Author and Creator of the Stitch Meditation process

Stitch Journeys

Exploring life with needle and thread.

TAP Class with Lesley Riley Giveaway!

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TAP image transfer on metal shim


I LOVE Transfer Artist Paper aka TAP! I was at the front of the line to purchase it when it was first released by Lesley Riley. With this fabulous image transfer paper Lesley ended a lot of frustration for mixed media artists world wide. No more worries about the type of printer ink you had or the endless search for the paper or transparency film that works. TAP solved a lot of problems and took the mixed media art world by storm! It was awarded the coveted Most Innovative New Product by the Craft and Hobby Association in 2011.


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I use TAP in a lot of my collage work and I have TAPped on tote bags, banners, lutradur, metal, wood, ceramic and just about every sort of fabric you can imagine. TAP is a frequent winner in my classes too. Students always fall in love with it when they see how versatile and easy to use TAP is. Lesley has a new on-line class on CraftArtEdu where you can learn all the great techniques, tips and tricks directly from Lesley Riley herself...right in your own home:  Create with TAP Transfer Artist Paper™ with Lesley Riley. You can even watch a preview of Lesley's class.

 Now for the fun part! Lesley is offering you a chance for a FREE class! She organized a blog hop so you have multiple chances to win. To enter to win the free Create with TAP class just leave a comment on this blog post. Tell me what you would like to create with TAP. I will choose a winner using a random number generator on July 9.

But wait! That's not all (said in my best infomercial voice over) If you head over to Lesley's blog and leave a comment there you might win a 5 sheet package of TAP to play with!


Check out the rest of the bloggers who are participating in the hop. Only a few winners have been chosen so you have lots of opportunities to win.


June 26 - Christine Urias - Scraptime

June 27 - Karen Watson -- The Graphics Fairy

June 28 - Judy Coates Perez - Judy Coates Perez

June 29 - Theresa Wells Stifel - Stifel & Capra

June 30 - Lynn Krawczyk - Fiber Artysta

July 1 - Claudine Hellmuth - Claudine Hellmuth

July 2 - Gina Rossi Armfield - Joyful Purpose

July 3 - Carolyn Dube - A Colorful Journey

July 4 - Liz Kettle - Stitch Journeys

July 5 - Jane LaFazio - Janeville

July 6 - Joanne Sharpe - Whimspirations

July 7 - Pam Carriker - Pam Carriker

July 8 - Theresa Martin - Theresa Martin


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Sneak Peek - Fabric Embellishing

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Today's Sneak Peek photos are from Fabric Embellishing: The Basics and Beyond.  I am co-author with 3 other very talanted artists. We worked in a 'sampler' method so you could try lots of techniques without committing to a big project. Each 8"x10" page shows a feature technique and then we embellished the pages to create little pieces of art. The first photo is from our 'hard' embellishment section. It features metal embossing, stitching on metal and image transfers on metal  I totally love this technique for a  vintage tintype look. Transfer Artist Paper works like a dream.

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We had another glorious day of blue skies and sun so these silk cocoon and silk rod flowers just begged to be seen. Nothing takes color like silk cocoons and rods. They are fun to work with and no one can quite figure out how you made these.  The flower stems were made from ripped strips of fabric very casually free motion stitched down. Any of you like ripping fabric as much as I do? I love that frayed edge. I especially love ripping frays so gloriously. I will leave  you with a photo of the pins I taught at Quilt Festival last year in the Cloth Paper Scissors classroom.

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