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Boro | Up-and-down stitching & patchwork

Boro | Up-and-down stitching & patchwork

I have been working on a piece of textile art that was destined to become the cover for a personal art journal project of mine. I was going for a soft, romantic look so that my journal would be calm on the outside and then (as it happens most of the time) an explosion of […]

Textile Love: Mending a quilt

Textile Love: Mending a quilt

I consider myself a collage artist and book maker first, but I also have this huge love for textile art. I do everything from quilting to embroidery, slow stitch, knitting, crochet, wall hangings from textiles – those kind of things and more… Is this something you are interested in too? I’ve been thinking lately about […]

Sewing with pencil patterned fabric

Sewing with pencil patterned fabric

Hi friends, let’s sew something shall we? I bought a beautiful pencil patterned fabric a few years ago “for mom”, but secretly wanting it for myself. Just look at it: those pens and pencils are yummy! Yellow, green, orange, pink and turquoise pens with a light gray background. Gorgeous pattern, right? I love it so […]

Quilted Christmas Table Runner

Quilted Christmas Table Runner

It’s time for some quilty pleasure, sewing for myself. It’s especially “bad” because I was supposed to create handmade gifts “for everyone” and instead I made something for myself… But really, is it selfish when it’s about self-preservation? Making is my crutch, when I can find it… It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, […]

Embroidered wool handbag

Embroidered wool handbag

This summer I created a little handbag for quick outings or fancy parties perhaps… I love sewing into wool, so that’s what I used as the fabric of the bag, just so I could do some wool embroidery on top of it as well as sewing it together. It’s been a long time since I […]

You’ve gotta have Moxy

You’ve gotta have Moxy

Moxy is definitely not a word I learned in school when the English language was on the curriculum… But when I looked it up at the online Free Dictionary (swoon, I love things like this site a lot) it’s defined as follows: Related PostsMe in &Stitches zine Repurposing an Old Embroidery Annual Craft Accomplishments Report […]

Don’t go breaking my Beaded Heart now

Don’t go breaking my Beaded Heart now

A beaded heart I made, part of a recent embroidery exhibition. A Beaded Heart The reason for this was a heart I sewed many years ago, when I wanted to do a whole series of stuffed embroidered hearts, but never got around to more than one – and that one I gave away (the pink […]

Always try New Things

Always try New Things

Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right? Michelle Obama 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 […]