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Japanese Hand Dyeing: Shibori Techniques

August 13, 2017

Japanese hand-dyeing, known as “shibori” is a manual resist dyeing technique that produces repeating shapes and patterns by twisting, binding, stitching, folding and clamping fabric. There are numerous ways one can twist, clamp, bind and fold fabric to achieve specific patterns. One specific technique known as Itajime Shibori captured my interest. The traditional approach is [...]


Japanese Hand Dyeing: Shibori Techniques

August 13, 2017
Shibori Napkins | DivineNY.com

Japanese hand-dyeing, known as “shibori” is a manual resist dyeing technique that produces repeating shapes and patterns by twisting, binding, stitching, folding and clamping fabric. There are numerous ways one can twist, clamp, bind and fold fabric to achieve specific patterns. One specific technique known as Itajime Shibori captured my interest. The traditional approach …

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Watercolor Paint Types

July 15, 2017
Watercolor doodle | DivineNY.com

When I start creating a new pattern or print for fabric, I always start with my sketchbook and a pencil. I then use pens, markers and Sharpies to add color and other details. Recently, decided to expand my design tools and explore watercolor paints. If you are new to watercolor paints, you might …

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Highlights from our Block Printing Workshop

July 15, 2017
Block printing on fabric | DivineNY.com

Last Sunday (July 9th) was a lot of fun as we had a full-house for the 2nd segment of our Summer Sundays Creative Workshop series. This month’s printmaking technique focused on the art of block printing. Designs were transferred onto a linoleum block and carved using lino cutters. The blocks were …

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Inspired by Watercolor

July 4, 2017
Watercolor sketch with pan watercolor | DivineNY.com

I recently participated in Pattern Observer’s 5 Day Design Shake Up. The purpose of this shake up or “challenge” was to encourage creative exploration. When you are a creative professional, it is easy to get caught up in the administrative side of your business, absorbed in client projects or bogged down in full …

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Craft Box Project with Craff House

June 11, 2017
My project with Craff House | DivineNY.com

The past several weeks, I’ve been working with the amazing creative team at Craff House on creating a video tutorial for a special craft box that was sent to select media and influencers. Being able to work with professional script writers, set designers, editing and sound crew made the filming process such fun! …

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Handmade Ring Dish Collection now Selling at Fredrick Prince

June 3, 2017
Hand-crafted marbled ring dish | DivineNY.com

I’m excited to announce that my new two-toned handmade ring dish collection is now available at Fredrick Prince Artisan Jewelry in Toronto, Canada! Located at 808 Dundas Street West, nestled in a busy shopping district of downtown Toronto, this quaint shop features the designs of shop owner Melissa De Luca. Her handcrafted jewelry pieces …

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Summer Sundays: New Creative Workshop Series

May 7, 2017
Summer Sundays - new workshop series

Get ready for the launch of Summer Sundays, our new creative summer workshop series! One Sunday month, we’ll spend the afternoon exploring our creative side. Each month, you’ll learn different fabric design and printmaking techniques that you can then apply to your own product design ideas or home decorating projects. Each session …

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Home decorating: An Easy Spring Home Makeover

March 18, 2017
Update your home look with new pillows | DivineNY.com

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Do you love Green? Introducing our new collection of decorative bowls!

February 18, 2017
Our new decorative bowl collection | DivineNY.com

You probably heard by now that the color of 2017 is Greenery. This was announced by Pantone in December of last year. I pay close attention to Pantone’s color announcement as it inspires me for new product design ideas and trends. In case you are unfamiliar with Pantone, they are the leading …

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My favorite Paint Color Trends for 2017

January 7, 2017
2017 Paint Color Trends | DivineNY.com

I’ve been thinking of repainting the interior of my home for a while now. Though I do love my current color scheme, it could use an updated look. Current color scheme: Heirloom Orchid, Baked Scone and Expedition Khaki I usually prefer neutral colors for larger spaces such as a living room, bedroom or …

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