Katherine Sands

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I'm so smitten with these piece of cloth that I went outside this a.m. early and attempted to print a whole yard of it...we'll see tomorrow when I wash it out how well I did.

I love progress! Finally got a new larger piece layered and basted this morning. This one is going to have lots of hand stitching with large perle cotton on it....it may take me some time to finish. I'll give you a hint: it has these discharged black fabrics in it.

Progress! 8 new scarves completed yesterday...three still out in the patio to finish. It got too hot and I needed to think about what I want to do to them.

Two new 16 inch throw pillows...original screen print design by the artist. The covers can be purchased with or without the pillows. Contact me if interested.

More fabric printed and some items sewn from it.

New Product Time

I recently ordered some of Lesley Riley’s TAP Transfer Artist Paper. I have been wanting to try this for some time. It is wonderful and I love it. It …

I am running very low on my ArtFul cloth bags...designing new fabrics now in preparation to sew.

Paint rag from this morning's painting session...

ArtFul Cloth bags for sale.

Just finished painting "sky" fabrics with Setacolor paints. Need some to kit with patterns. It's drying...

Art Journal---A Creative Journey

Check out new blog posts here at my new website and blog space. I have been doing some natural dyeing on silk and now I am stitching on raw silk for …

Ok, I'll post the finished product here too.

One more tote bag finished this a.m.

New Silk Scarves

Today...more dyeing...Curry, Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, Olive, Cerulean Blue, Turkey Red. Wish I had more Indigo. The Curry, Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, Olive (dark and light) and Indigo make such a pretty palette.

Ok, here's a photo of the blue chiffon with foil sparkles...

Ok, here's a pattern repeat I just did in Photoshop Elements 5. Fun!

Here's another one!

Well, I'm having too much fun today...thanks, Lynda!!

oh color...how I love thee....


A couple of weeks ago I had a play day with Lynda of Bloom, Bake, Create fame. We had been planning for some time to try out indigo dyeing. I finally …

This painting by Jason Watts uses negative space in really interesting ways. In art, sometimes it is the object that draws your interest, but sometimes it's the space between things (known as negative space). Many artists try to maximize the interest in negative space by consciously developing interesting shapes and intricate patterns. In this painting by Watts, with the trees in silhouette - the space between the branches is quite intriguing. Take a look. http://www.artfulhome.com/product/Oil-Painting/Treebends/80062

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Just posted my review of Martha Sielman's new book, Masters: Art Quilts Volume 2 on my blog.

Working Like a Madwoman

Ever have those times when you wake up in the morning and something starts talking to you? I woke up yesterday morning very dissatisfied with how the …

I am finishing up Flow #9 today...I will get it framed and replace the one that was sold at the gallery. I have had it started for some time. Perhaps I can finagle another sale...;=)