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Sshhh – Artist at Work…

Yesterday I took an autumn themed piece into Florilegium & spent a few blissful hours being the store cat ( of course stitching).  It’s always funny to see how surprised passers by are to see someone needleworking in a needlework store (??). Like, they go in to ogle the lush fibers and the . . . → Read More: Sshhh – Artist at Work…

as Autumn brings in the cooler days, the studio just keeps getting HOTTER…

First news: classes are UP on the FAMM network **LINK** YAYYY!! (& if you’ve arrived here from there… WELCOME to my cyber studio!). Have a look around, visit the galleries & the “about” to see some of my world, & then let’s have an ADVENTURE together!

Second news: I’m officially an Ambassador!!!  Surface Design . . . → Read More: as Autumn brings in the cooler days, the studio just keeps getting HOTTER…

An Alliance has been Forged… the Fearless Stitch Coalition is born

FLORILEGIUM in Parkville MO AND FREEDOMOFSTITCH ARE LAUNCHING SOMETHING AMAZING*** &ENERGIZING*** &FEARLESS***

AN ARTISTIC NOURISHMENT***

A Unified front of creativity, experience, tools & supplies, beautiful expansive space, energy & drive… A Fearless Stitch Coalition for body, mind, & spirit…

ARE YOU READY TO BLOW THE DOORS OFF YOUR . . . → Read More: An Alliance has been Forged… the Fearless Stitch Coalition is born

meow…

I must admit, I didn’t know how a cat would change the dynamic of the household… what with the Akita & kids, but I am so very pleased that within 48 hours of his arrival, little Moshi had completely enchanted us all (full name: Omoshoroi meaning curious or amusing):  His long kitty naps on . . . → Read More: meow…

Class delay…

Just a quick hey’all to let you know the Hand Embroidery Network classes are in a bit of a… transition.  I’ll let you know what’s up as SOON as I know for sure — but I’ve thrown in my hat & heart (& needles) to help with the admin of the education department because . . . → Read More: Class delay…

New classes on the horizon!!

To those who have been asking – I’ve scheduled the Stitcher’s Garden Book class to begin 26 June – 6 sessions over 12 weeks of mixed media stitched journal FUN!! I’ve added some COOL bugs like the praying mantis, and dragonflies… and some figure stitching using hands & human forms… guaranteed to be a . . . → Read More: New classes on the horizon!!

Toot Toot – New Tute!

After slogging through many many failed twists & bends, the new Metallics and Wire Work for Hand Embroidery tutorial is *HERE*!!!!!

Is this the COOLest (earrings & brooches)??? I’ve combined lots of special threads, and wires, and beady beads… YUM!

This class will be available on the Hand Embroidery Network super soon (our Admin . . . → Read More: Toot Toot – New Tute!

WIST… & where we're going…

5-oh de Mayo…

It’s no surprise to me that the only word I can think of to describe my stitching of late is… schizophrenic!!

I’ve been working something practical and “mend-y” almost every day for 2 weeks.

Seems my son has a real talent for blowing out his knees… and jacket elbows…

and . . . → Read More: WIST… & where we're going…

I Get Around… & Stitch is Busting out all over

13 April 2010

SO many great things happening…

First: check THIS out: FiberGraf   *LINK* It’s a WONderful collab between embroidery artist Iviva Olenick &  graffiti artist Jon Baker. Together they are creating some really vibrant work where Iveva uses stitch to embellish & interpret graffiti tagging & designs from Jon’s black book. Very cool.

. . . → Read More: I Get Around… & Stitch is Busting out all over

New Metamorphostitch!

4 march 2010

It seems like it’s taken forEVER, but the Frog Princess Metamorphostitch is finally done:

I was totally thrilled with the under painting… and really dig the face (I think she looks exactly like I’d imagined in the sketches). As I was solving student problems in the 6Stitched She workroom, I . . . → Read More: New Metamorphostitch!