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Welcome All in 2012!!!

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The MakerFaire Affair… New Liasons… & Meetups to come!!

MANY THANKS to all who came out to Maker Faire to visit me!! I’ve only just managed to get all the supplies & artwork put back into my studio — *whew*  For those who couldnt make it, here’s a quick look at the frivolity:

Before we set out to load everything in, the . . . → Read More: The MakerFaire Affair… New Liasons… & Meetups to come!!

Meet Me at Maker Faire — I’ve got a dog, a bucking bull, and a BIG blooming botanical woman!!

Its one week and counting til we can all meet up at Maker Faire!!! I’m bringing Mo, The Akita in his current state (about 90% finished) at around 85 hours of stitching in over 1000feet of thread!! Do come out to Union Station & see us…

I’ve also started stitching Bushwhacker — a beautiful . . . → Read More: Meet Me at Maker Faire — I’ve got a dog, a bucking bull, and a BIG blooming botanical woman!!

Episode THREE is LIVE… and the Fearless Studio Sessions are incubating!

Are you ready to get Dimensional?? Visit the Sinister Stitch Chronicles Episode 3: Dimensional Stitch, where I talk about the multiple personalities of the French Knot and discuss working the Monkshood/Wolfsbane piece on opposite sides of the same fabric — Woo Hoo!! Visit Episode 3

Meanwhile… I am sequestered in the sitting room and . . . → Read More: Episode THREE is LIVE… and the Fearless Studio Sessions are incubating!

Episode 2, Affection & Applause

Arrre Youuu Ready?? Sinister Stitch Chronicles Episode 2: Tools & Tribes is UP!!! All about tools, workspace, and some of the amazing stitchers who inspire me — VisitEpisode2!

Next: Affection and Applause!  This month has found me getting boatloads of affection and Whooping applause from such Rock Stars as Emma Broidery over at DMC . . . → Read More: Episode 2, Affection & Applause

Sinister Stitch Episode One Launched… and the Delicious Thwack of a Universal High Five

Wow.  Just, Wow.  Not only has my amazing tribe of embroidery comrades taken on the BIG job of buoying my sleep-deprived spirits through video editing, stitchy contract negotiations, and a never ending launch campaign of email-blogpost-interview-followup-repeat-repeat CRAZINESS… but NOW they’re uniting into a massive amoeba of Sinister Stitch Promotion. I am so stunned… I’ve . . . → Read More: Sinister Stitch Episode One Launched… and the Delicious Thwack of a Universal High Five

Stitching like a dervish and FULL speed ahead!!

The last few days have been a FLURRY of activity (in the DREADFUL Missouri heat, no less). I’ve laid down some Beautiful leaves in mixed media and stitch for our Womandrake:

When my husband & I lived in Columbia MO (he was faculty at MU), I would often take the kids to one of . . . → Read More: Stitching like a dervish and FULL speed ahead!!

Launch. This. Stitch. Out of OUR hands, the future of embroidery is conjured…

I’ve labored for nine months (with the amazing support of family, friends, and countless well-wishers) and it’s FINALLY here:

Freedom of Stitch is proud to announce the Launch

The Sinister Stitch Chronicles Exhibit & Documentary Project

in partnership with

. . . → Read More: Launch. This. Stitch. Out of OUR hands, the future of embroidery is conjured…

Stalking the Elusive Womandrake, Gathering My Tribe

The event at the Scarlet Garnett gallery hosted by the KC Crafter’s Society was WONderful!  In the days leading up to June 23, I painted up the Womandrake: and made great progress in preparing her for her first stitches.

I managed to complete the underpainting in time to load her into the truck & . . . → Read More: Stalking the Elusive Womandrake, Gathering My Tribe

Set Adrift on Creative Bliss… And the Zing of Jamming with Deadlines

As the time to launch the Kickstarter Capital Campaign draws closer, I find myself in a hermited, focused frenzy of creative bliss: writing, filming, and post production.  There is NOTHING like publicly NAME-ing your goal and bringing people you respect on board to realize it — it completely short-circuits your bullshit launcher and makes . . . → Read More: Set Adrift on Creative Bliss… And the Zing of Jamming with Deadlines

Exquisite Liaisons: the business benefits of hooking up

When I first started imagining Sinister Stitch, I spent a fair amount of time thinking about the liaisons.  Back in the day when I was working with the Free Speech Coalition, I learned the THE most important element of any successful event or activity was building a community.  When, for my official public poetry . . . → Read More: Exquisite Liaisons: the business benefits of hooking up