Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Stitchy McGee

I'm in the midst of creating a set of new embroidery and other work for a solo show at the starbucks where I work. I'm totally in the stitching fever!

To keep some suspense and for effect when it's all done, I'm not going to post work-in-progress photos (but am documenting my process and will post at the end).

Instead, here are some bits to titillate and tease:

I put together this handy chart to help with color planning and remembering


Blue Mama said...

You are so cute! I can't wait to see the finished pieces, I'm all about the embroidery right now too. :)

ccp said...

Cool! I'm interested in learning how to embroider, and I'm trying to recall if you have published anything about that in your zines. Yes? No? Any tips? xo

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to see the finished projects! :)

Sweet Tooth Crafts said...

Miss CCP - I don't think I've written about embroidery (YET!) but I will say I love it because it's easy to start, you can keep it simple or make it as complicated as you want. My tips - start simple, either with patterns or even your own drawings. The sublime stitching beginner stitch it kit is a good one because it has everything. If you're of the mind, you can put the supplies together yourself, too. Try out different stitches. Use a nice sturdy fabric - will make it easier to get your stitches even. Try using the full 6 strand thickness that normally come in your floss, and try 3 or 4. I find it easier to work with the thinner, I guess it just depends. That's what I can think of at the moment but feel free to email me or whatever!