I recently posted these on social media...
the reaction was pretty fabulous.
So I thought they deserved a new blogspot
about their creation.
Small pieces that are a quick stitch and
might teach you a new technique.
That was how these started and
morphed into a wall of art
that could be a visual trigger
for future canvases.
Books are great,
but I'm extremely visual.
I want to see how it looks in thread.
When I first started working on painted canvases...
I didn't always visualize how a stitch would
work in a given space.
Sometimes... I still don't.
Then you are required to do a little reverse work.
rip rip rip
'Tree of Life'
This piece has been very
popular. It highlights so many
different stitches. Plus the split
background intrigues many.
You'll learn applique,
several types of ribbon work,
'Yes! I'm Special'
I taught this a couple of years ago for
Blue Bonnet Studio in Houston.
John Sinton loved popping into
the class room announcing the name
and then loving the laughter.
Turkey work, blending silk on it's head,
but the main focus is layers of needle
weaving topped with crystals.
And another crazy background
with String Art.
This is being taught at
[still taking sign ups! tap link above]
This one features kid leather applique,
bullions with velvet,
couched silk wrapped
pearl purl and gimp.
'Caps 'N Curls'
This one glistens. The caps are
stitched in layers with
appliqued organza that is
then overstitched for
Where to begin, this one is
beadazzled. Basic stitches with
laid silk, over stitched for neat
shading effects. Sequins in the
flower garden. String art for the
rooflines and finials.
This was the last one I stitched,
finished during the pandemic.
I'm still getting the guide together.
It will be available soon.
'Happy Little Bug'
This one is just fun.
Loops of Turkey work with
Silk Straw!, bullions,
sequins and beading.
Cut work needle weaving plays
across the top of this design.
Brick beading, over the shaded
water, patterned sequins for the
body via basketweave.
Ribbon ruffles with French Knots.
So much texture, ribbon work
with piles of uncut turkey work in the
center. This piece features a thread that
is now extinct! So frustrating when
companies off a magical thread.
Now... you'll learn how to wrap
floral wire to achieve the same look.
Like a small sampler of stitching.
Each leaf is different.
From applique with surface
embroidery, raised stem,
needle weaving, and some
And always my favorite...
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