Do you keep a visual journal?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Do you keep a visual journal?
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 11:16am

A book of some kind where you keep ideas, works in progress, etc.?

Here is an online "course" designed for "textile artists" which may interest you. It's in six parts. Here are parts 1: 2:

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-23-2001
Thu, 08-02-2012 - 8:05pm

I did buy a Stitcher's Journal awhile back & started using it last year, but then it got stashed away & I didn't get back to it.  It's just a record of your projects - when you started it, designer, materials used, notes, finished date, etc. with a place for pictures of each project.  I also was tring to keep pictures of my work on my computer.  Unfortunately when our other computer went missing, there went a lot of my pictures.  

I did also go through all my floss awhile back & did a list of them using the DMC lists & then listing other threads after them, but I haven't kept it up.



iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Sat, 07-28-2012 - 11:47am

I also once had a catalog of all my threads, kits, charts, etc --- but on paper, not computer, and it got to be too cumbersome to keep up to date. I suppose if I were ambitious, I could use a software program but, if I am too lazy to finish my office after nearly 10 years, no way am I counting skeins of threads! LOL

I suppose I'm one of those people who take lots of pictures and the works in progress and completions are documented on my blog. But I don't really keep an "inspirational" or "design" journal.


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Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Sat, 07-28-2012 - 11:04am

No. I don't but probably should. I did have a computer program that I had listed all the threads and books that I own and the projects that I had completed. Then the hard drive on my computer crashed and I lost everything. I was too dispirited to put in that much work again! I do know people who at least take pictures of their work for a record of what they have done.