Archive | July 2021

Create a home space that highlights your creative side

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Misty Blue Hills, Hand Embroidery Dictionary, C&T Publishing

Hannah Tan from Redfin, asked me to write a few words about the use of embroidery in the home which was included here in her blog article Showcase Embroidery in Your Home: 23 Unique Embroidery Ideas to Elevate Your Space. She collected quotes from 23 industry experts, including myself! If you’re ready to get crafty and want some ideas to add a homey touch to your loft in New York, NY, or decor inspiration for your cozy home in Toronto, ON, you will find great ideas, interesting tips, new websites to explore, and examples to admire.

The appearance of needlework in home decor is a definite sign that embroidery is making a comeback. Whether you crave natural materials, vintage pieces, or the comfort of traditional surroundings, there is nothing like owning a touch of “hand-made”. Accessories made with your personal touch like an embroidered pillow, or framed wall hanging will become a focal piece, and add unique character to your home. When creating that “special piece,” I suggest that you work with colors that you like and ones that compliment your style.

If you are looking for inspiration, or to enhance your embroidery skills, check out new my book Hand Embroidery Dictionary, C&T Publishing, which will be available September 25, 2021.

The complete go-to guide for all things embroidery!

Everything embroidery bundled into one helpful how-to guide! Expert embroiderer Christen Brown breaks down 500+ stitches from the basics for beginners to more complex designs for advanced stitchers. Stitches range from Lazy Daisy, French Knot, Herringbone, Capped, Chevron, and so much more. Create intricate art like Christen with projects such as psychedelic balloons, mushroom gardens, and flowered embroidered spirals. Bursting with color and beads, designs are perfect for contemporary embroidery art or crazy quilting. Start simple and learn how to choose tools and threads, achieve the perfect stitch, and then start designing your unique embroidery project.

From basic stitches to complex combinations each of the 500+ designs comes with step-by-step instructions
Mix it up and learn how to change the position of the stitch and use the distance between points
Best-selling author Christen Brown provides expert guidance for all, including tips and instructions for left-handed embroiderers

Everything embroidery bundled into one helpful how-to guide! 500+ stitches from the basics for beginners to more complex designs for advanced stitchers. Stitches range from Lazy Daisy, French Knot, Herringbone, Capped, Chevron, and so much more. Create intricate art bursting with color and beads, designs are perfect for contemporary embroidery art or crazy quilting. Start simple and learn how to choose tools and threads, achieve the perfect stitch, and then start designing your unique embroidery project.

  • From basic stitches to complex combinations each of the 500+ designs comes with step-by-step instructions
  • Mix it up and learn how to change the position of the stitch and use the distance between points
  • This provides expert guidance for all, including tips and instructions for left-handed embroiderers

Happy Stitching to you all! ~Christen

Blog Tour Giveaway!

Introducing: Doodle Stitching One-Hour Embroidery

Let me introduce you to my embroidery colleague Aimee Ray, she is the best-selling author of Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art, and so many more titles. She has written a new book called Doodle Stitching One-Hour Embroidery.

The book is based on fast and fun embroidery stitch designs that can be completed in just one hour! You can mix and match motifs from 18 different projects with original embroidery designs and detailed stitch instructions. Plus, learn how to apply embroidery motifs onto pre-made items for your own unique and customized look.

One-hour embroidery is perfect for beginners as Aimee introduces basic techniques and stitches that are simple enough for almost any age and skill level. Sweet and simple designs that all embroiderers can find something new and exciting to create including flowers, nature, animals, planets, food, and more!

If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of her book, please leave a comment below with your name! This contest will run until midnight, Thursday, July 1, 2021, PST. I will contact the winner Friday morning.

If you don’t win on my blog, then you have two more chances:

July 2

Wild Olive/ Mollie

http://wildolive.blogspot.com

Aimee Ray 

http://littledeartracks.blogspot.com

Good Luck and keep stitchin’ my friends!

~Christen

Note, this contest is now over, the winner was chosen on Friday July 2, 2021, thank you all for participating!