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Working on Tutorials

Updated: Jan 10, 2021

Its a problem, all these ideas and techniques floating around in my head. I see colors and strips of fabric, I dream ideas.How many things do I need? Nothing more really. So the system that I have created which allows me to make "new" things is that for every "new" thing I make I have to create a tutorial and teach others so that there is an added benefit to my "making".


I stand in my studio and look around me, boxes of buttons, beads and threads. Boxes of large fabric pieces, smaller pieces and scraps.A lifetime of collecting. What am I going to do with all of them?





Should I machine sew something, hand sew, patchwork or embroider? Or all of these techniques together?





I want to do everything. I have become better over the years, more organized. Channeling my ideas into sections. Art, Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry. Each section is a world on its own. And then I also have a Sewing Teaching section.


That has made it easier for me and I don't have to limit myself. On the days that I feel like quilting I can make something extravagantly beautiful and write a tutorial with it.





When I want to make myself a patchwork vest, I do and then that too becomes a tutorial. The next one in the works is a patchwork maxi coat. I am not sure if it will be ragged, crazy or mosaic yet.






The only jewelry I wear is either made from fabric or buttons, so of course there is a button jewelry tutorial.





I don't yet have fabric beaded jewelry and that is something that I have been playing around with for the past few months. I have been sewing quite a lot of quilts in these last two months and that has generated a large pile of very small scraps.





I could use them as filling for pillows but at a second glance they look too interesting for that. The mix of colors brings to mind beautiful fabric beads. So there I go again, thinking about techniques and colors. So that's decided for me, A fabric bead making tutorial is the next one.





I have about 5 - 6 different kinds of beads in my head at the moment so that is what is going to keep me busy for the next few weeks.


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Anna Kapkanoff
Anna Kapkanoff
Apr 03, 2022

you're an amazing person. how do you keep from being overwhelmed by all the stuff? I wish i were so mentally organized!

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Sharon Prigan
Sharon Prigan
Apr 05, 2022
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Trial and error. Organization is everything. Without it it is impossible to find anything and to work. Focus is the key.

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