Sewing

Sewing

Whether you sew by machine or by hand – making clothes or a quilt, there’s a technique that’s perfect for your next sewing project.

If you are looking for inspiration for your next sewing project, look to our Spotlight interviews on Create Whimsy. We highlight great garment seamstresses like Barbara Emodi, creative wearable artists like Lorraine Torrence and embroidery artists like Lynn Krawczyk.

We’ve talked to modern art quilters like Carole Lyle Shaw, traditional quilters like Jenny Doan, and art quilters like Laura Wasilowski.

Or pick up some tips and tricks for quick and easy sewing projects like making a snap on scarf for your dog, or fiber wrapped bowls.

Valerie Bothell found crazy quilting over 20 years ago and has never looked back. Intrigued by the infinite combinations of fabrics, colors and stitches, every new project is a fresh...

Combining old textiles with computer technology, Hale Ekinci creates thought-provoking fiber art. Beginning with an old family photograph, Hale manipulates the image and transfers it to a repurposed household textile....

At first glance, Claire B. Jones' sculptural embroidery looks like it must be built on some kind of armature. But Claire engineers her pieces so that they are built entirely...

Asking "what if" inspires Terri Shinn to experiment with texture and color to achieve her vision of the world, often from a macro perspective. She gets close to her subjects...

With an ongoing love for learning new techniques and a passion for the work of unsung textile artists of the past, Allie Aller creates fiber art that blends those two...

When you enter Salley Mavor's miniature world, you will meet fiber art characters who tell stories both whimsical and serious. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, always thought-provoking, Salley's handmade characters invite...

Tatiana Sarasa's art connects her with the earth. That connection gives her so much satisfaction that she promotes the connection through her own work and by providing a collaborative workspace...

If you happen to find yourself anywhere near Sarah Lovett's art, you can't miss it! Her giant puppets are large, colorful, glowing and powered by humans collaborating their movements in...

Bringing as much meticulous attention to her work as an artist as she brought to her technical career, Donna Lee Dowdney creates nature-inspired visual art with fabric and mixed media....