Thursday, February 12, 2015

HEART FLOW

A day for love & Everyday for love.
Much is said, more is done, when love is our Guide.    A life of our highest purpose comes from visions of love carried in our hearts.  
I'd like to see the whole world sing that song!
Go in Peace                 Walk in Love

Heart composed of 3 inch squares of commercial, hand-dyed & overdyed fabrics.  Machine and hand stitched on a hand-dyed background.   By stitch and by prayer, 2015, by Juli Sibley, with techniques from her book, "Earth Friendly Fabric Design"  available on Amazon.

"Love is the only freedom in the world
 because it so elevates the spirit
that the laws of humanity
& the phenomena of nature
do not alter its course"
                           Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, January 17, 2015

N E W VISIONS

 
The solace of Winter is in the stillness where the plant & animal kingdoms gather their forces.  In the still space of the Dreamtime we find our own highest visions for our life's purpose.  Ice crystals & rain, thaw and retro-freezes ~ the patterns we can see mark the currents in the unseen world around us.  These patterns of color and sound, from the natural elements, are the vibrations of the universe itself.  Just  the same as the visions in our hearts which guide our choices  in the creations we plant into the world.
 
May the new year find you within the ways of creating greater love and peace for our Dear Mother Earth.
Namaste
Blessings, Peace & Love from Juli

Fabric patterns shown here are from the movement of salt crystals in a double salt dye.  From page 67 of the book,  'Earth Friendly Fabric Design' by Juli Sibley. Available on Amazon.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Sky Is Their Pathway

         These amazing creatures have begun their annual migration south.  The skies fill with their colors.  Along the southward path they alight for refueling and water.  What a wonder that such small creatures can travel so far to find their way to a winter home.  So much instinct carried with a small body.  As the last traces of summer leave us, we get to witness this transformed creature take a long journey on wings that let the light shine through them. 

May your 'transformation' into this golden season of the harvest be one that opens your heart more fully as a receptive instrument to Divine Wonder.

Butterfly Design ~  Stitching by Freda Chasman.  Dying and color by Artist and Writer Juli Sibley, from her book, "Earth Friendly Fabric Design" , page 136.

Original fabric on view at Morning Song Gallery in Hayesville, NC    828 - 389-9690

Monday, October 6, 2014

WORLD RELEASE: Earth Friendly Fabric Design







 My newest book and 1st of it's kind, "Earth Friendly
 Fabric Design" is now available on Amazon, all over the planet and also directly through my publisher createspace.com


This book is a guide and compendium of fabric design ideas and techniques.   Sponsored by Createx Colors, the maker of non-toxic colors from which all processes in the book are based. 

Shown here is the front and back cover of Artist and Writer Juli Sibley's new book.

A very Special Thanks to Diane Frenz, for Book Design and Rosemary Royston for Editing!

We are showing our Planet some love today!!!
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Door to Adventure Opens

 
Our adventures start in the same way our Dreams do, at the places we feel most alive & connected.  Our hearts and souls can direct us to the places, people and events that we bring life to with our love.  Every day that door is open for us to travel.  It's our own willingness & our attitudes that make it fun for us or make it drudgery.
   If new horizons are in your viewfinder today, then I hope you take off with a spring in your step and a twinkle in your eye!
    "The Door to Adventure" is a Fall Festival art quilt designed and dyed by Artist Juli Sibley. It was sewn and pieced by Pat Meinecke, Resident Quilter at the Folk School. This art quilt is just over 5 feet in height. It is currently on display at the Community Room at the John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.  Seen here, as featured on the cover  of the Folk School catalogue for 2014-15, this colorful design expresses the spirit of the school with views of the garden and mountains beyond.
 
 
 
 

Monday, February 3, 2014


This is a story about time. 2 travelers going the same way fly out into the world that meets them. A deepening twilight & a dawning vision show them the place they will stop for awhile.  The energy that carried them along breathes life into their visions.  Leaving home and the sight of the familiar can be a way for transformation.  New lands show us previously unseen parts of ourselves.  When the winds call you home, you can go with all you have discovered about new lands inside you. 
Fabric Design from Chapter 9 of upcoming book, Earth Friendly Fabric Design: by Artist Juli Sibley, 2014 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Time Of The Lilly

Fast and fleeting they appear.  Standing in the sun, heads nodding to every breeze; they are always part of every mid-summer's color story.  They appear where they will amd maybe where the birdies carry them. You'll see lillies in old established gardens beside stately homes and in the same glory along ditches on back country roads.  Dressed for the day in full bloom, their lives exist only in the moment, just like ours. Yet the power of their existence lives on long after they fade.  The cycle of life continually creates new wonders.
   "Lillies" title page illustration from the book, 'Earth Friendly Fabric Design'  by Juli Sibley, to be released later this year on Amazon.  The book is about direct dye, line resist, and line media, all with Createx Colors.  I am pleased to announce that Createx is the sponsor of this book. Look for it and Earth Friendly Design Sets by Createx out in stores and online later this year.