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Rejections are part of the story

September 28th, 2023|An Artist's Life, Gallery Exhibitions|

Sometime a piece of art kind of takes on a life of its own. This year for the MN State Fair Fine Arts competition, I entered a piece called Growversight. It’s one of a series of boxes I’ve been making all about the theme of detours and unexpected obstacles, plans that go awry, timelines that slip, and projects that run into snags outside of one’s control. Red is often a color used to communicate a stop and the theme of the pieces in this series is to talk about things that stop momentum from going forward. So each is made [read more…]

I’m a new Skillshare Teacher!

August 16th, 2023|Classes & Teaching, UpcomingClasses|

I’m super excited to announce that I have my first class available on Skillshare.

This is something I’ve been working on and thinking about for a long time. I’m absolutely going to continue teaching in all the places you love online and in the community, but I have been looking for a way to get my classes in front of more people. Social media algorithms are impossible for independent makers like me to get things seen by new people and I thought that Skillshare would be a great place to find potential students who were already looking for classes. Accessibility [read more…]

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Pattern Review: Itch to Stitch Santorini Tank

August 7th, 2023|Fabric Reviews, Sewing & Design|

It’s been about 5 years since I have sewed something just for myself, just for fun. That seems crazy to me, but I think the last one was a dress for my sister’s wedding. I do a lot of sewing for my business, so the machine has put in the miles, but the only things I have made have been basically business related.

I realized that I wanted to just spend a day sewing for me. So I went on a search for some fabric that was not something I had designed and was something a little special. I have had [read more…]

Wonder what to do with Spoonflower Wallpaper Swatches? Make a book!

July 27th, 2023|Spoonflower & Fabric Design, Tutorials|

I made a handful of these for holiday and graduation gifts this year and I wanted to share this fun idea! I ordered a swatch of Spoonflower’s peel-and-stick wallpaper a few weeks ago because I am thinking of updating a backsplash behind the stove in my kitchen. It’s currently wallpapered in peel-and-stick, which I did about 4 years ago and it looks awesome, but I wanted to change it up for something different. So, I ordered a swatch of this design by red_tansy but as soon as I got the swatch I realized the scale was too large for [read more…]

Hi, I’m Becka.

Talking about fabric design, Spoonflower, teaching, and the life and business of being an artist.

Teaching online and in person classes in embroidery, handcrafts, technology, fabric design and artist business skills.

Making wearable art and fiber art geekery.

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