Archive | November 2014

Ribbonwork Flowers by Christen Brown

Here is a sneak preview of my next book, “Ribbonwork Flowers” which will be available March, 2015!


Create a floral fantasy

Gather, twist, and stitch an array of flowers from elegant ribbons and lace. Christen Brown, author of best-selling Ribbonwork Gardens, shares 132 flowers, leaves, and garden extras – each with complete instructions and colorful how-to photos. Readers will learn clever twists on vintage ribbonwork construction, plus hand-sewing basics and an overview of techniques. Fashion your own floral arrangements from interchangeable petals and leaves, two never-before-seen stem designs, and swappable centers. A gallery of bouquets will inspire you to craft realistic blooms, embellished with fruit, flourishes, and garden accessories. From single-stem posies to bountiful bouquets, this collection has something for everyone.

• 130+ exciting floral elements to sew from ribbon and lace
• Custom floral creations! Mix and match petals, centers, and greenery
• Embellish wearables, accessories, and home decor with hand-stitched details
• Step-by-step photos make everyone an expert
• Learn beginner-friendly construction tips from ribbonwork master Christen Brown

Hope that you will enjoy it!

Happy Stitching, ~Christen

Teaching and Lecturing @ Quilt Festival 2014

I just got back from teaching and lecturing in Houston, at the 40th International Quilt Festival. I returned home  last week, and it seems as though it was yesterday. It was so great to see old friends, meet new friends, and re-new friendships.

Here are a few pictures from my classes and lectures…

“All That Glitters” Lecture

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“Bohemian Button Bracelet” Class


Book Signing at the Craftsman’s Touch Booth


“What is in Your Button Box?” Lecture

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“Fabrics To Dye For” Class


“Button Nose Pansy” Class  pansies

“Ribbons to Dye” For Class


Barbara Black’s Quilt (she is in the middle of the group)


I had great students, great participants, and I thank you all for making this a memorable year at the show!

Happy Stitching! ~Christen