Friday, October 30, 2015

Attaching the wire edge

The flower petals are coming along well. I'm attaching the wire edge now. after that I'll do the embroidery on the back. I use detached buttonhole to cover the back of the stitching so that it looks good. I'll probably run gold thread  in the stitching for a bit of glitz.

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Both the milagro and the vest are coming along. Yesterday more pearls happened to the vest. I am absolutely loving these 2mm pearls. they just sit so well on the fabric. I'm also having a lot of fun with the textures of the little heart. I think it's turning out not half bad.

I'm trying to get as much done as I can this week on these projects because next week I add another. I will be doing calligraphy on fabric, and then embroidering over it. This should be entertaining.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blue flower

The flower is coming along nicely. Today I should be able to attach the wires, possibly even cut the petals loose. I'll also be working on the vest. I'm not showing as many pictures of it, as progress is slow.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


I'm teaching a class next week, and want to be up to date on some of the latest textile techniques. I'll also be doing some writing to explain how I think about design. Some of these excercises may work their way to the blog. (Or, they may not) Today and tomorrow will be a lot of cleaning and tidying of the studio so that I have space to think, and spread out.

Monday, October 26, 2015


I'm starting a new flower brooch, based on the vest. I'll probably have a few others as well. These should be the largest of the petals. I think the next layer will be lace and then the smaller petals.
on to the stitching!