It’s the weekend and we have Jerry’s folks over from Adelaide. So it will be a busy family time. Once again I will take a weekend break posting just by CQ details series and the band sampler.
However, you will not be link deprived as it is time for another of my annotated lists of interesting blogs.
So far I have updated the letter A , B, C and now its time for the letter D.
As I have said before I choose blogs that stay on topic at least 80% of the time, written reasonably frequently, by textile practitioners and designers who do such things as quilt, stitch, dye, sew, embellish fabric,and bead. Or who are interested in art and design or paper related crafts, such as bookbinding, or use visual journals.
If you have a blog that you would like me to check out please leave your blog address as a comment and I will check it out
Meanwhile make a cuppa and enjoy!
D.Sharp Journal: a practical compendium of random things not on topic but a weird and wonderful collection of links and eye candy
Dacia Ray covers crafts and cooking
Daily Art sketches,drawing, watercolours and page spreads of a visual diary which is frequently published
Daily Artwork by Carolyn Jean Thompson is a painter who works everyday and posts her progress.
Daleunderdale written by textile artist and owner of the Thread Studio
Dancing Crow creates fabric postcards (check the galleries in the side bar you will find lots of them), sews, dyes and takes classes to develop circus skills!
Dangling by a Thread Smarcoux is a contemporary fiber artist interested in quilting, sewing, fabric dyeing and printing
Danita Art mixed media paperarts and collage
Danny Gregory Everyday Matters constantly draws and sketches offering advice and tips along the way. He hosts a weekly drawing challenge and runs a Yahoo group for people participating in it. Danny Gregory has also authored a number of successful books on drawing.
Dave’s Blog Dave documents his progress while learning to draw and paint
Days of tea and knitting Melissa Barton is interested in textiles. Key aspects are knitting spinning and dyeing
D’Blogala Dawn DeVries keeps a craft blog in which she often share pages spreads fromher visual journal
Deanna’s Blog Blue Heron Dolls and Other Interests Deanna Hogan is a doll maker who creates dolls full of personality. Do visit as I can’t imagine people not enjoying them.
Dear Ada Printmaking, paper arts and collage are covered in this blog
Deb, Cold Feet Quilter Deb H is a textile artist who is also both a longarm and shortarm quilter
Debbi Baker tracks her latests projects creating fabric postcards, ATCs, and paper crafts
Debbie Overton Designs Debbie is a mixed media and collage artist
Deborah Fisher writes a thoughtful and honest art blog.I find I swing from enthusiastically agreeing with her thoughts to disagreeing but no matter which reaction I have enjoying thinking about what is written.
Debra’s Design Studio Debra blogs her quilting, work in progress and has a wide interest in textiles
Decor 8 Holly is a interior design consultant who blogs her favorite finds
Dee Farnsworth blogs her drawings
Definatealie Natalie writes well about fashion,design and craft
Denise Aumick – Wild Thread Studio Art Quilts Life Among The Textiles is an art quilter who writes about her progress and process (warning for those that find music on sites annoying or have low bandwidth allowances – an automatic music track plays when you visit)
Design is Mine tracks contemporary craft and design eye candy
Design Observer considered writing on design and culture
Design Sponge Grace Bonney writes about home and product design with lots of eye candy along the way
Designers Who Blog which includes illustrators, photographers, writers, advertisers, and marketeers who blog.
Designing Vashti Vashti Braha is a crochet pattern designer who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Crochet Guild of America keeps a blog full of tips and advice
Designs by Kat is the blog of a doll artist who creates quirky fun dolls
Diary of a Mad Fabri-Holic a well written and amusing blog about knitting, crochet and quilting blog
Digital Gran has an interest in using computer graphics programs as a design tool to help create off contemporary textile pieces. Her blog is dotted with her fiber projects and experiments using different techniques.
Disdressed Liesl writes about sewing and has tutorials in the side bar of her blog.
Dispatch From LA Carol keeps a visual journal and is interested in mail art. There are links to her galleries in her side bar.
Diva Knitting knitting and knit related crafts
DJ Kreutzer: small moments make a life is an interesting blog which mainly consists of tracking small moments of inspiration. Darlene is a a photographer and writer. Some journaling goes on but technically this is a blog that is ‘off topic the topic of textiles’ but I think some readers will enjoy it.
DJ Pettitt is very interested in book art, art journalling and combines photography, drawings, scanned found objects and textiles to produce imagery using Photoshop. She also does fabric painting, sewing and quilting. Spreads from her visual journal are also often posted to her blog.
Doe-c-doe for people who are interested in vintage finds you will enjoy much of what is posted here. Also vintage embroidery patterns are freely given away weekly
Dog Daisy Chains is kept by Jackie a contmeporary British embroiderer who explores other craft areas such a felting and book decorating as well
Doll Mimi Kirchner is a fantastic contemporary doll artist who blogs the making of her dolls and
Doll Makers Muse Rivkah Rosenfeld is another doll artist who blogs her work, techniques and other craft interests.
Dolls are my Canvas Fran is a mixed media doll artist and doll designer who blogs her interests
Dolls stories Nita creates mainly cloth dolls but places them in installations and blogs about her process
Don’t Call Me Crafty Lauri is a crazy quilter who regularly blogs her projects
Down by the River Rosalind is a contemporary art quilter who writes about her work and textile techniques. She does some wonderful machine embroidery.
Downunderdale Dale is contemporary Aussie textile artist who regularly uses an embellishment machine and other fiber techniques blogs her discoveries.
Drawn from the Heart Carol Rosinski an artist, author and drawing teacher blogs tips tricks and advice on using the humble pencil to draw
Drawn in Black has a tag line which describes the blog well (a rare thing) “Drawings, sketches, how-to’s, tutorials, and art of artists from across the world.” And in truth that is what is covered so if you are interested in drawing or improving your drawing skills it is well worth the visit.
Drawn! The Illustration Blog is a collaborative weblog for illustrators, cartoonists and artists
Dreaming Spirals is kept by quilt artist Liz Plummer who laely is heavily into print and paper making journals and the like
Du Buh Du Designs Christine Alvarad is a doll artist who writes about the inspiration and process of creating hand made dolls (note for those who are offended by music on websites or have a broadband limit sound files automatically download and start on this blog)
Dubi Quilts Debi’s blog covers her quilting, fabric surface designing, and scrapbooking activities.
Dyeing 2 Sew Valerie is a contemporary textile artist whose main interest is dyeing but also does applique and quilting.
Dyeing to Design Shirley Goodwin of New Zealand quilts and dyes fabrics.