Monday, March 23, 2015

Zen Stitching - a new Workshop

This started out as a larger project, and then I cut it into fourths, added some other fun elements, like the flowers, hexagons, felted balls, and all of the hand stitching. 

These little projects have become my ritual for after dinner relaxation.  The large flowers are all Sizzix die cuts, my new favorite dies.  There is a link to Sizzix in the right column.

I love the texture that the hand sewing creates, with colors and with black too

Since I seem to have rather a large collection of wool (Weeks Dye Works), wool blended felt and bamboo felt (from National Nonwovens), this was the natural progression to use some of those elements

And this is a newer one, with other elements, like the negative portion of a Sizzix die cut (with the eight circles), a leaf, some flowers, buttons.  Oh the joy of sewing these together.  Who knows what they will become, I just love the process of putting bright colors together and hand sewing.  I will be teaching this class at The Quilt Alliance event "Quilters Take Manhattan" in NYC in Sept.  The scoop is in the side bar.

1 comment:

  1. I love your pieces and the idea of hand stitching with scraps and having fun with embellishments.



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