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Unique Gift: Hand Dyed Custom Placemats

October 6, 2017

Looking for a unique gift or simply seeking to update your own dining decor? Our custom placemats highlight the beautiful effects of hand-dyed fabric. Our placemats are crafted in muslin, a plain-weave cotton fabric that can withstand countless washes. Prior to the cutting and dyeing process, we pre-wash the fabric to soften the fibers. Our distinctive[...]


Unique Gift: Hand Dyed Custom Placemats

October 6, 2017
Hand Dyed Square Placemats | DivineNY.com

Looking for a unique gift or simply seeking to update your own dining decor? Our custom placemats highlight the beautiful effects of hand-dyed fabric. Our placemats are crafted in muslin, a plain-weave cotton fabric that can withstand countless washes. Prior to the cutting and dyeing process, we pre-wash the fabric to soften the fibers. Our […]

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Visit us at West Elm Local Pop-up Market

October 2, 2017
Visit us at West Elm Local, NYC | DivineNY.com

We’re so excited to announce that we will be part of the West Elm Local Pop-up Market on Sunday, October 22, 2017, 12:00 – 5:00pm at the Chelsea location, 112 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011. West Elm Local launched in 2013 in just 2 stores and has since expanded to all their …

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We’re on Amazon Handmade!

September 9, 2017
DivineNY is on Amazon Handmade | DivineNY.com

I’ve just opened shop on Amazon Handmade! I’ve launched with 5 of my best selling products and will continue to add more over time. I’m not part of the Prime program yet but I do keep my shipping costs low. Currently I only ship domestic (within the USA), however on select products I …

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Designing with Adobe Capture CC

September 9, 2017
This pattern was created with Adobe Capture CC | DivineNY.com

Have you heard of Adobe Capture CC? It’s an app that allows you to turn any image into a themed pattern or graphic that you can use in your creative projects on your desktop or mobile devices. You can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It’s pretty cool…first, take a […]

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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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