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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!

WIST…

6 Sept 09

As the autumn days seem intent on seducing me… I’ve been stitching and thinking… thinking and stitching…  WIST-What I Stitched Today:

A new beginning for a collar — and I’m beginning to explore wire embroidery — I like the solidity of it (which is funny since I hate stitching with . . . → Read More: WIST…

the Witch is Stitched!!

28 Aug 09

ooooh hee hee hee… She turned out even better than I’d imagined! (and yes you eagle-eyed admirer — that web IS stitched with glow in the dark floss!)  I may add a little longer hair (cuz red heads like the looong curly hairs, we do!) but she’s all ready to be . . . → Read More: the Witch is Stitched!!

More Originals… & witchy goodness

26 August, 2009

WIST: what I stitched today – new Fearless Stitcher Originals: Vintage textile collar with embroidered center (still in progress)

I’ll be adding some more elements in floss, beads, and wire to finish it up — but these are a blast to make (& I’ve sourced a TON of vintage fabric . . . → Read More: More Originals… & witchy goodness

WIST: New Fearless Stitcher Originals

24 Aug 09

Maybe it’s the approach of autumn, but I find myself gathering fall-colored fabric and loading up the design board:

Then gathering again, often by the tray full:

and then laying out swatches and pieces which can be joined into bands:

and then all tarted up with bullions, . . . → Read More: WIST: New Fearless Stitcher Originals

still stitchin…

1 August 09

Tho I’m still reeling from my doggy’s death, I’ve been stitchin to meet deadlines (I think sometimes that auto-stitching is the best — just zone out and go…) Here’s the latest…

just a tote with a text gel transfer and some brazilian cast on and bullion of the hat (covered . . . → Read More: still stitchin…

WIST… and sad g'bye

29 July 2009

For the last few days, I’ve been sitting quietly in the den on the floor next to my old old doggy.  Bishop has been my constant companion for almost 13 years (he’s about 14 — which is ancient for a Rottweiler) But his legs failed him months ago, then his . . . → Read More: WIST… and sad g'bye

Scans of WIST…

22 July 09

In order to justify that I WASTED the morning on the blogs, I did some scanning for YOU:

This is the leggy brooch center on copper (woven picot leaves, purple bullion center, wine Brazilian cast on petals). I really like how these are turning out…

and this:

is the tote bag . . . → Read More: Scans of WIST…

WIST… wrens… brooches… BUSY!

22 July 09

*WHEW*!!! What a day!  WIST: what I stitched today (yesterday)-

(l to r) det chain stitch, brazilian cast on, french knot Balloons on a denim bag — I have a commission to do 12 of these and knocked out 4 yesterday

I’ll get a good scan when they’re all done– . . . → Read More: WIST… wrens… brooches… BUSY!

WIST: what i stitched today…

5 July 2009

As I ready my work for installation next weekend (YIPES!!), I am retouching a few of my older pieces.  This little bouquet was an early experiment in stitching over gold acrylic paint — I am very pleased with the result! I think as I continue to experiment in stitch-over-paint I’ll . . . → Read More: WIST: what i stitched today…