Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?
This weekend I took a workshop that was arranged by my local embroidery group. The teacher was called Lotta Frost, and she has made some beautiful things in paper with stitching. We learned some new-to-us ways to stitch on paper, which was fun. You might have seen some of it in my stories on instagram if you follow me there.
Learning new things is always invigorating to me, especially when you get to dive into topics you are already passionate about. And I love embroidery! Sewing on paper is something I have tried before a couple of times, but not like this. I look forward to explore it more, sewing on sturdier paper, which you do by poking the wholes before you start sewing, kind of making a path forward before you start walking on it.
Let me know below if you’d be interested in seeing my finished sampler book from the workshop, and I will get to photographing it on a day when we got some light here. :-)
Taking this workshop made me think of my own online workshop on embroidery, Stitch with Heart, and the fact that I did get some wonderful feedback on it. I thought I’d share what Arielle wrote to me here today, like a customer’s testimonial kind of thing, as well as showing you her awesome Artist Trading Cards! I’m pretty sure you’ll be inspired by them and either start exloring on your own or maybe even signing up for the workshop to learn something new from me?!
Customer testimonial for the Embroidery Workshop
Some feedback sent to me by Arielle, who took the workshop Stitch with Love when it was first released:
I had so much fun with your Stitched With Love mini workshop! I was so excited to see you offer a class finally. […]
ATCs arenít an art form I have tried before, despite being quite a dabbler. Thank you for making me stretch myself creatively!
I thoroughly enjoyed your videos, pdf, and free printables! I really enjoyed trying different stitches, and being mindful while trying mindless stitches. I also enjoyed learning the Y stitch!
I didnít have any paint in my stash, and didnít want to purchase any new supplies, so I had fun improvising.
Thank you for always encouraging us to think outside the box, use what we have, and make the project our own whenever we want.
PS: Although I love new art supplies just as much as the next crafter, just like you often say, sometimes itís fun to find new ways to use our old supplies, too.
I teach a couple of different ways to sew a free-form heart in this workshop, but I loved seeing Arielle incorporating a sea creature in her ATC too:
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