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08:21pm 01/02/2010
  Enter to win a doll of your choice!


Promoting The Art Of The Doll 
08:48am 25/06/2008
  Please come sign this petition for a new Doll category on Etsy!


08:46am 05/06/2007
  This week I have a couple of Evil Clowns trying to look all cute and innocent and a Creepy Gothy Girl in red stripes!

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06:21pm 20/05/2007
mood: frustrated
I have so many ideas at the moment my head is about to explode. I'm raring to go but I can't seem to file all the ideas in my head into neat piles of projects and which to start first...Last week I had creative block....Grrrr

Design ideas are like buses, none at all for ages , then they come all at once
(and most of them don't stop! )
Jack in the box! 
10:17pm 07/01/2007
  Creepy Clown Jack in The Box Rag Doll...

lots of detailed pictures here -> http://cgi.ebay.com/Evil-Clown-Jack-in-The-Box-Rag-Doll-Gothic-Art-Findz_W0QQitemZ200066486398QQihZ010QQcategoryZ357QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Hat Project stuff :D 
10:30pm 18/07/2005
mood: energetic
Hat Project Package




Sites about Philip Treacey:




Hat Patterns.

Simple Bandana

Needed: A square of fabric of your choice.

Make sure the diagonal length of your square of fabric is 10 inches larger than your head circumference so it can be easily tied at the back.

If your fabric frays easily at the edges then roll it over so that the raw edge is folded under and hidden, neatly sew down either by hand or with a sewing machine.

Decorate it however you want- embroidery, dye, paint, fabric markers, sequins, beading etc etc.

Period Hat (Tricorn)


Period hat patterns to buy:


Huge selection of knitted and sewn hat patterns here:


Knitting patterns:


Patterns to knit and felt:


Quick crazy ideas:

Take a swim cap and sew fabric, found objects, beads etc into it. Maybe experiment with cutting the swim cap into a different shape.

Maybe there are other things that you could use to make into a hat- an old lampshade or some old wire coat hangers that could be bent into a shape that would fit on someone’s head.

Witches’ Hat.

1. Take some old wire coat hangers
2. Bend one around the circumference of your head to get your head measurement. Twist it at the ends until it becomes a closed circle.
3. Take a few more coat hangers, straighten them out and bend their edges around the first circlet of wire
4. Once you’ve done this with several lengths of wire, twist them all together at the top.
5. Depending on how you want to decorate the hat you could cover this base with chicken wire or garden mesh.
6. Cut out a large circle for the brim of the hat, out of chicken wire or something similar that you feel will work, it can be a slightly squashed circle if you wish.
7. Join the brim to the cone piece, with some wire and cut a hole through the brim where your head will sit in the first part of the cone.
8. Make sure all the rough edges are covered with foam or something protective, particularly where there’s a rough edge of chicken wire.
9. Now you have the basic structure you can cover it how you wish. If you use papier- mache you can paint on it when it’s dried. Or maybe you want to cover it with fabrics, or weave something in and out of the mesh.
Textiles Auctions on ebay 
10:16pm 12/07/2005
mood: flirty
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More Auctions up- crazy melted fabrics patch work.

Click the button :)

My items on eBay
12:32pm 25/05/2005
  Thought some of you might be interested. Australian Inspirations Embroidery Mags, some rare issues :


Recent work 
02:54pm 21/02/2005
mood: amused
These are some recent pieces I've made:
New figurine- Spirit of the Fallen Forest

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A few of the books I find useful 
10:29am 30/01/2005
  Here are some of the books I've found useful for textiles, I will add more at a later date when I hve the time.

Contemporary Quilts~ Sandra Meech
The Art of Manipulating Fabric~ Colette Wolff
Raising the Surface~ Maggie Grey
First entry 
06:33pm 06/12/2004
mood: bouncy
I love all things textiley and I wanted to create a LJ community specifically for textiles: bags, dolls, textiles art, anything to do with manipulated fabric.

I also started TextilesAlliance on Deviantart.com and we would love to have new members showing work in our gallery there as well as here.

If you have any work you want to show or any ideas for projects etc please post them here.

You’re also very welcome to post a link to your website here. This is mine:

A bit about myself:

I’ve been a freelance textile artist for over a year, before that I did a degree in costume. As I work at home I really miss the interaction with other people that I had at university so it’d be really great to build up a community of other textile artists to share ideas with. :D

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