Category: creativity

Modern Colour Workshop, an extract

The following is an extract from Crystal’s online book – Modern Colour Workshop. The book covers the essentials of colour theory and explores how it relates to choosing fabrics for your quilts. You will learn about colour relationships and why they matter; how to curate a colour palette using a variety of techniques; and the […]

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Breathing to a new beat

My favourite colouring in books

Hands up who else loves colouring in books? It is such a relaxing way to wind down and has become really popular pastime for adults too. There are so many great books made especially for adults now and I have even seen Facebook groups popping up. And it’s not just a passing fad, there have been […]

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creative block

Overcome your creative block

Having a creative block is the worst. Last year, I found myself in a creative block for a few months and let me tell you, it was no fun. The high of Quiltcon had worn off, winter had come and even though I was still kicking goals – like becoming a Juki ambassador – I just […]

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Culture space

I love a great podcast, and last week I jumped at the chance to be part of Culture Space, a local community radio program which covers the local Canberran arts scene. And so, on Monday, I had the pleasure of chatting to Rosie Goldfeder along with guest cohost and my good friend Amy Linsell at […]

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Indigo dyeing workshop fun

Have you ever dyed fabric with indigo dye? Yesterday I got to try my hand at indigo dying and I really, really loved it. I’ve got this quilt idea in mind, with the stack of Liberty prints I have randomly collected. They usually aren’t my thing, but somehow I jumped on  that bandwagon at some point […]

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But I’m not creative!

I can’t tell you how many times I have the same conversation with ‘non-makers’. Right after I tell them about my love for sewing and quilting (ok, addiction), they say, ‘I could never do that’. and when I challenge them on it, they say… ‘Oh, but I’m not creative’…   I always have the same […]

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My creativity process under pressure

Sewwvivor has come and gone for me. What an amazing ride this crazy adventure has been! I knew I would have to write this post eventually and I have sat down several times to do so, only to be easily distracted by something else. But the time has come where I can procrastinate no longer. […]

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