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Fabric Rug in Progress

"Thank you! I had fun making it, and used up fabric that I may have never used otherwise. Using the peg loom is easier on the hands than crocheting, especially when the rug gets bigger."
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Fabric Rug in Progress

"Thank you for posting your work in progress Diane. This rug is beautiful - how inspiring!"
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Diane Ziomek replied to Susanne Skene's discussion ***NEW SWAP*** - Warp, Weft & Weave! in the group Swap Art
"I am in as well. :) I looked at the dolls, and they look fun. They remind me of the Worry Dolls, just bigger. May I combine weaving with needle felting to give the dolls "character"? I'm looking forward to trying out some new weaving…"
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Fabric Rug in Progress

Inspired by seeing weaving sticks, I made myself a peg loom which soon became the loom of choice for making fabric rugs.
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"I am working on a sweater for my daughter's dog; just waiting on a measurement so I can finish the strap and add buttons."
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Susanne Skene replied to Susanne Skene's discussion ***NEW SWAP*** - Warp, Weft & Weave! in the group Swap Art
"Marion, It'll be a pleasure to have you join us for this next swap but I perfectly understand that the busiest time of year is fast approaching for all of us. That's why I like hosting winter and summer projects. They give one a goal to…"
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Your Workspace

Started by cheekyjane in General Art Room. Last reply by Desiree 5 hours ago. 27 Replies

How big is your working you squeeze all your art materials in a small corner or do you have a large working area where everything is to hand.Is your work space in your lounge or bedroom or do you have an art studio.......Are you a messy…READ MORE

Spray Paint Artist

Started by John Burgess in General Art Room. Last reply by Tom Hillgrove 6 hours ago. 5 Replies

Just wondering if there any  spray paint artist that can share idea tips etc.READ MORE

Member's Showcase; Colin Bradley

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Allan Jones 18 hours ago. 10 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Colin Bradley from Kent  UK   Colin creates stunning artwork consisting of…READ MORE

Blank dots on canvas?

Started by Laurel Nichols in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Kamal Sharma 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

This may sound like that kind of very basic question, while I am bothered by it.Not sure if there is way to avoid missing dots on the canvas, I tried to cover then with smaller brushes, but sometimes to make sure the missing dots are filled with the…READ MORE


Started by Deborah in General Art Room. Last reply by Tom Hillgrove on Monday. 1 Reply

I love trying new things. What are twinchies used for?  I want to make a bunch, but also want to be able to use them for something.READ MORE

Acrylic techniques

Started by Krystal in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Cat Demkiw on Monday. 1 Reply

Hi everyone. I'm experimenting with painting and other mediums. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to create the spiral effect in the attached picture.

Tss Earnstall New Zealand

Started by Mike Gullick in Works in Progress. Last reply by Mike Gullick on Monday. 2 Replies

Started an Acrylic from a photo I took at Queenstown when on holiday a few years ago. At the time there was no snow on the mountains, I thought it would look better with.READ MORE

Tags: lake, mountains, Ship, Zealand, New

Monthly Theme - November 2015

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Kink Jarfold on Sunday. 13 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for November. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Everyday Objects The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Sunrise Challenge ~ 11-01-2015

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Rita Lulay Malsch on Friday. 16 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a…READ MORE

I'm wanting to do an art swap

Started by Jade Hutchinson in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Jade Hutchinson Nov 17. 2 Replies

I'm wanting to do an art swap, I've been wanting to do one for a while but I've been finding it hard to figure out how to go about doing it... So I thought, why not post on an art forum!So if anyone is interested in doing an art swap, and by art…READ MORE


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