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Craft Project | Embroidered Heart

Craft Project | Embroidered Heart

Who doesn’t want (and need!) a stuffed heart of their own? I think everyone needs such a thing, as a reminder of the many good things that excist in the world. Like friendship. Togetherness. Good craft times. Belly laughs. And love. oh, and pink hearts that glitter in the sunlight… So I went out and […]

Spring Inspired ATC

Spring Inspired ATC

I haven’t created any Artist Trading Cards lately, except this one, inspired by my huge longing for spring (read less darkness and snow): I want less ice and more flowers in my life. Pronto! Related PostsHow I Spent a Rainy Day Inspired by Autumn’s Colors Fly photo over a Inner Landscape II

Kantha Heart

Kantha Heart

I am obsessed with the up-and-down stitch known as kantha. I want to cover every surface with it, going up and down through layers of fabric to sew them together. Related PostsBroderiakademin | Sweden’s Embroidery Guild How to make a Washi Tape Sampler How to Start a Journal of Stitchery

Where a Magic Sun Shines

Where a Magic Sun Shines

A few of my embroidered artist trading cards. The magic trees couldn’t grow without some magic sun. To be sure we’d never run out, I made three suns. Related PostsWorking in a series – with the imaginary boyfriend The Embroidered Heart and the Fear of Failure A look at our Embroidery Exhibition

Sketching on Fabric

Sketching on Fabric

Hey curious one… You can sketch with both a pen and a needle. Or you can combine the two methods… So my latest ATC is a self portrait of sorts. Very much an experiment where I had no idea where it would go or end but just started with a quick idea when I found […]

Loving the pistil stitch

Loving the pistil stitch

We’re on week 37 and this week I’ve made the 34th stitch of the year! Wow, right? The sampler is growing, slowly but steady. This stitch is called the pistil stitch, also known as long tack knot stitch or Italian knot stitch (and pistillstygn in Swedish). Now that I’ve learned how to do it (it’s […]

The background is the beginning

The background is the beginning

I’ve been spending a few days at a embroidery workshop and retreat here in Sweden, right now I’m just trying to digest it all. Among other lovely ladies I met Madde, someone who indeed is a kindred spirit. Her painted ATC fabric inspired the above ATC backgrounds, painted with acrylic paint on fabric. Last time […]

Project update on the TAST Stitch Sampler

Project update on the TAST Stitch Sampler

Dear creatives, you might not remember my post from early this year about TAST or the meaning of that challenge? But the truth is that I’m still doing it -and I’m very proud of my determination – and my growing Stitch Sampler! I didn’t have the ambition to post my stitch trials weekly (thank god!), […]

Starting to Stitch without a plan

Starting to Stitch without a plan

I usually have some kind of idea when I start an embroidery, but for this ATC I thought I’d start without a plan – and see where it led me. You almost need to trick your brain to without any image in your mind. We are so used to always planning and knowing what we […]

The Madonna Embroidery

The Madonna Embroidery

The Madonna Embroidery – A mother’s love. In Christian imagery everything has a symbolic meaning; the colours, gestures, people and flowers. But to me, this is not firstly an image of Mary and Jesus, but an international symbolic image of a mothers love, and that’s what I’ve named the piece. A mother’s love. You can […]

Take a stitch Tuesday

Take a stitch Tuesday

The flying stitch. I’m trying it out for the first time. I read about TAST, the Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge arranged by Sharon of Pin Tangle, on Natalie’s blog and was imidiatelly intrigued by the idea. When I went there to read about the first week’s stitch and learned that it was such a […]

Magic Feathers with Jude Hill

Magic Feathers with Jude Hill

Magic feathers. Embroidery by iHanna 2011. Feathers are being collected from around the world! The Magic Feather Project is a collective stitching project focused on creative sharing and giving. It was started by Jude Hill who had the idea of making the black and white feather a symbol of something bigger than herself. She decided […]