Hello and welcome to my Blog especially for textile artists, combining inspiration, personal growth, creativity and design. All the good things!
We have choices here – we can either bury our heads in the sand and give up; we can try to ignore it – or we go about acquiring the expertise to learn and do things ourselves.
Make your stitching experience more efficient, and far more enjoyable.
Should we be more proactive about promoting a love of needlework, embroidery, and the textile arts? You bet we should, so here are my 12 reasons to stitch every day.
Be guided by simple shapes and textures you know can be recreated in stitch somehow – this has to be achievable.
Everything we do should be linked to our strengths – the things we know we do well, whether we’re relaxed or under duress with a deadline to meet.
Occasionally I dip into the ocean of online courses and workshops – with great enjoyment I might add – and I’m absolutely thrilled with my choices.
Anne Kempton wants to use ‘Finding Your Thread’ as a call to action – for people to read these stories and be inspired to recognize that same voice within themselves – to be able to say, I could do that.
Call me old-fashioned, but set me on a way forward that honours art, life, and beauty and I believe we'd do a lot to improve the human spirit. As a means of overcoming pressures, traumatic personal experiences or simply to fulfil that need to make, the road to...
There’s a superfluity of instruction, books, tutorials, classes, and videos sure to set us on a path to certain success – or does it?
Buttonhole Stitch is a reliable and versatile stitch that’s been around for a very long time, referenced in a number of significant historic needlework texts.
If you’re in the mood to work with some stunning embellishments available now, check out your stash of beads and sequins. The gratification is immeasurable.
Teaching design is not easy. Teachers don't know what you know and what you don't know; they don't know your strengths or weaknesses - nor your passions, beliefs, or feelings. And they're the things that help inform and impact you as an artist, particularly when it...
So keep your eyes peeled for my Stitch Safari book reviews – a pleasurable, sometimes exotic, always thought-provoking journey into stories involving a needle and thread and the characters they immerse.
So a passionate interest in embroidery and history has led to research for a podcast – with the offshoot that I’m more adventurous in my use of technique. Who knew?
Frankly, this book is an utter delight from cover to cover and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in concept embroidery.