Faces – fun with blind line contour drawings

improving drawing and designing skills For a long time I've wanted to improve my drawing skills so that I can create my own embroidery designs. Last year, one of our guild members held a class on blind contour drawings, specifically portraits. I was immediately drawn to this project as blind contour drawing is a great…

Carrying forward from 2022

I’ll be carrying forward quite a few projects from 2022. It will be interesting to see how much I accomplish on these projects in 2023. I am continually surprised at where my stitching takes me when I’m inspired. Limonera Pear - started 2021 Donkey Kong 8 bit - Started 2022 Embroideries based on blind line…

“Squirrly Fun” – From Photo to Embroidery

"Waiting for Rain" Why a squirrel?? Because they are cute and quirky... and they have fuzzzy tails! I've always been a fan of forest creatures, especially squirrels. We are kindred spirits - especially when it comes to embroidery! I'm always looking out for a new technique, project, design to try out! This year, I was…

“L” is for Lisa – becoming a journal page

This monogram project originated as a local guild summer challenge (2021). I’ve been inspired by Charles Henry and his partner Elin. They are in France and make some of the most beautiful architectural embroidery designs. Eventually I want to embroider one of their pieces but I’m having trouble deciding which one. Instead I’ve decided to…

New May Projects ….. in June….

May was the month of new projects. Five new workshops and five new project pieces. All done online from the comfort of my own studio! I'm a big convert - I love online classes!! Why? I have it all right here - proper lighting and stitching set up (and instant access to my stash), my…