eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass :: Create great visual content for your blog

My video on How to create awesome visual content for your blog is part of the Kidspot Voices of 2014 eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass, and it goes live today. I was invited to share my tips and advice on how I create visuals for my blog – to help you do the same even if you’re not a designer or photographer. I talk about the basics of user friendly blog design, resources for creating visuals, how I set up a photography ‘studio’ in my living room, tips for interesting photography, and how to create unique visual content even if you don’t shoot your own photos… and more!

A sneak peek below shows how to use a large sheet of paper to create a seamless background for still life and product shots.

photography tips via the red thread photography background tip via the red thread

Each week in October there will be a new eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass.

Get clever tips and tricks for creating great images and visuals for your blog
Lisa Tilse  (that’s me)
1st October
See it here

Learn the 5 + 5 formula for great blog design
Kelly Exeter from A Life Less Frantic
8th October
RSVP here

Discover simple techniques to creating a better blog through writing
Blogger: Eden Riley from Edenland
Date: 15th October
RSVP here

Find out how to build an ace community from your blog
Bron Mandile from Maxabella Loves
22nd October
RSVP here

Learn how to take your blog to the next level
Louisa Claire from Brand Meets Blog
29th October
RSVP here


So head on over and register to watch this series of eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass videos. There’s also a Facebook events page. I hope you learn something about creating awesome visuals for your blog from today’s video. Feel free to comment here with any feedback or anything else you’d like to learn about the topic.

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Sorbet hues for summer entertaining at home

Summer is on it’s way and that means spring cleaning, changing things up at home and lots of entertaining. I can’t think of a better new Summer colour palette than delicious fresh pastels. One of Freedom‘s colour stories for Summer 2014 is called Sorbet Dream and it’s exactly what I’m loving, so I jumped at the chance to shop the collection for my home. With Spring and Summer entertaining in mind I focused on my dining area and invited a couple of friends over for an afternoon tea catch up.

The Geo Triangle Print is my favourite item from the collection, and it was the starting point for this Spring/Summer makeover. The colours and simplicity of the design are so fresh, and when I hung it above our dining table the whole mood of the room livened up.

Freedom Summer 2014 print via the red thread blog

Freedom Summer 14 homewares via the red thread blog

I baked lemon cake and we drank jasmine green tea and citrus infused water. We spent a long lazy afternoon enjoying each others’ company and feeling like summer had already arrived.

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Join me for a weaving workshop in Byron Bay

Next week I am teaching a woven fabric vessel workshop in beautiful Byron hosted by Nikki of Paper Runway. If you’re a local, or like me you might be in the area for school holidays, it would be lovely if you could join me on Thursday 25th September. Bookings and all the details can be found at Paper Runway.


Lisa Tilse fabric vessel workshop Byron Bay


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Thoughts on the future of blogging and other things…

I was recently interviewed by Amanda Fuller on her blog Kaleidoscope about what resources, apps and gadgets I use, worthwhile investments for blogging, and my thoughts on the future of blogging… amongst other things!  You can read the interview here, or just go and check out Kaleidoscope for Amanda’s great inspiration and resources for bloggers.

the red thread home office makeover


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KETZ homewares by Kerrie-anne Mercieca

Melbourne-based designer Kerrie-anne Mercieca has created a range of homewares under her label KETZ. The tea cups and saucers are limited edition and the beautiful napery in hand printed on high quality linen.

Ketz via the red thread

Ketz cups via the red thread

Ketz tea Towels via the red thread


You can purchase the current range of tea cups and saucers, napery and prints in the KETZ online shop.


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