Designing Fabric -Results of the Good, the Bad, and the not so Pretty


Are you thinking about designing your own fabrics?  Experiment, experiment and experiment some more is my advice to you! Keep experimenting until you find a technique and the design you’re looking to create.  Let’s take a close look at some of the good, the bad, and the not so pretty details of my fabric design experiments. The…

Batik Templates


Step two is complete!  I’ve decided on theses batik designs, and added color to my sketches. Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!      

Batik Sketches-Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Since I’ve been taking it slow, I decided to get started on some sketches for my next challenge of creating my own batik designs. The designs aren’t finished, but I thought I would share what I have before I transfer it to fabric. What do you Think? Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?   Bring on…

Searching for Treasures in Asia – part 8


I am very excited about the batik fabrics I purchased at the Craft Complex in Kuala Lumpur! I’m always on the lookout for unique designs, and now I think I’m ready to create my own batik designs too. My second batik class went by so quickly.  I wanted to spend more time enjoying the calming…

Searching for Treasures in Asia – part 7


I happened  to stumble upon an art exhibit at the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery on the Fine Art of Fabrics. I felt really excited about learning more about the history of Batik since I had taken the class. This is the first time there has been an exhibit of this kind in Malaysia….

Searching for Treasures in Asia – part 4


The next stop is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the series Searching for Treasures in Asia.  I couldn’t wait to learn the art techniques of creating Batik! The best place to learn the art of Batik is the Craft Complex!  Just to warn you I’ve tried to paint as a child with the paint by numbers…