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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 […]

A look at our Embroidery Exhibition

A look at our Embroidery Exhibition

Did you know I do embroidery too? I love free form embroidery a lot. And what I usually call mixed media embroidery, where there are some elements of painting involved as well as stitching on fabric. I’m in an embroidery group too, so even when I’m not stitching daily I get an infusion of stitching […]

Embroidered Polka Dots | Pencil Case

Embroidered Polka Dots | Pencil Case

I want to share my love of polka dots with you guys. We’re starting with these pen cases I covered with embroidered polka dots. Isn’t polka dots the most inviting and lovely pattern that exists? I am always drawn to things covered in dots or circles, and I know I’m not alone. Polka dots are […]

Teaching a workshop at STITCHED 2015

Teaching a workshop at STITCHED 2015

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. General George Patton Today I am part of Alma Stoller’s Blog Hop for STITCHED 2015! Hi and Welcome to all new and old visitors, I hope you’ll stick around for a bit and leave me […]

STITCHED Video Workshop 2015

STITCHED Video Workshop 2015

I am so happy to introduce you to an online class – where I am going to be one of the teachers! I’m part of Alma Stoller’s STITCHED 2015 – a yearlong class with lots of video workshops and inspiration! It will start March 1st and end March 1st next year (2016). It consists of […]

Dear Photo Diary | Slow Progress

Dear Photo Diary | Slow Progress

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. John Steinbeck Hello dear Friday, you are the photo day around here, it seems… A time to slow down a bit and look through the photo folders perhaps… This week I’ve actually been working […]

Eye Candy | Freeform Embroidery

Eye Candy | Freeform Embroidery

July 30 is always World Embroidery Day – a day when we celebrate the slowness of stitching and enjoy the company of needle, fabric and thread. I thought I’d share some of my past embroideries (including a skirt, artist trading cards and wall hangings), as eye candy and maybe inspiration for you to pick up […]

A Map to the Unknown

A Map to the Unknown

Embroidered artist trading card. A Map to the unknown. I am till stitching stuff. But a Map to the unknown – do you think that is something you need? You might need a map to find your way. A guiding hand. A place to go… But a map to the unknown? See it as an […]

Outside the box Cross Stitching

Outside the box Cross Stitching

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man [and woman]. George Bernard Shaw My favorite embroidery style is a loose, free form, anything-goes style. I like to bend the rules, or break up with them. […]