Friday Freebies Tutorials online

There are a few resources which I discovered this week. I hope you find them interesting and useful.

Storage of any craft material is always an interesting challenge and over on Wild Olive there is a creative solution to storing perle cotton.
Found with thanks via Needlework news.

Ann Bernard who has trained at the Royal School of Needlework has written a tutorial on Satin Stitch.

Anyone who has taken my Studio Journal course will recognise this easy watercolor and salt technique. This video demonstrates it well.

Friday freebies is a regular series in which I highlight free resources online, free patterns and links that are of interest to fiber folks.  All posts in the series are in the  Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.

Two tutorials to play with

It was Australia Day on the 26th but it is a public holiday today so happy holiday to all my Aussie readers.

Poking around Youtube I have discovered a couple of video tutorials I think readers might enjoy.
In this first video from LittleCanvas demonstrates how to make an art journal from paper scraps. I also like her storage system!

This second video tutorial also from LittleCanvas demonstrates a layered altered paper technique which produces a rich visual texture.

The Advantages of keeping a Visual Journal

screenshot of websiteNo matter what you call them art journals, sketchbooks, visual diaries or my favourite studio journals, and no matter who you are , artist, fiber artist, web designer, etc the reason a designer will keep one is similar.

Ben Mounsey in his Core art skills series sets out to convince digital artists and designers that there is still a place for a paper based sketching and developing a recording practice. In Part 2, The Sketchbook, Ben offers advice on what to focus on, when you are out and about.

Much of what Ben says in Core Art Skills: Part 2, The Sketchbook can be applied to textile practitioners. Make yourself a cuppa and take 5 to improve your skills and pop over to read his article


The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

In 3 Benefits of Keeping a Journal, the speaker “Rhetorical Journey” points out the advantages of keeping a written journal. The speaker is talking about developing communications skills but observing our life, developing the habit of noticing what happens in your life, enhances other aspects of creativity.