Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Video tutorial for Jane's tangle pattern "Tortle Flower"

I am sorry I have been missing in action here for the past few weeks.  I am currently working on a deadline and should be back to normal next month.   In the meantime I have posted a couple of little videos on how to draw my tangle pattern Tortle Flower.    Go check it out: https://www.facebook.com/JaneMonkStudio


Don't forget all my tangle pattern design step outs are available as ebook downloads in my One Tangle series Volume I to IV on my web page www.janemonkstudio.com

Cheers for now .. Jane x

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Book Review - How to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs by Genevieve Crabe

 Some of you may know Genevieve Crabe as a wonderful Certified Zentangle Teacher, she has also developed a whole heap of Mandala Stencils as well.   

Her book published by Creative Publishing International, is a wonderful resource for bead artists as well as those who do embroidery.  I think the designs would lend themselves to being used in a mixed media journal that includes substrates such as fabric, paper and cardstock to name a few. 

Genevieve's book is a wonderful introduction to beading on fabric.  The designs are easy to follow and instructions in the Technical Support chapter are well set out.   The designs are wonderful and would also be useful for combining embroidery and beading.  Overall, this is a great book with some great designs and ideas on beading.  I am glad to have it in my personal book collection. 

You can check out Genevieve's web page here. Amaryllis Creations