National Sewing Month

Day 4

Question: When you choose a fabric, what are you drawn to, do you like to work with solids or prints, or hand-dyed or batiks? I have a fondness for batiks! I love the variety of colors that the artist has started me off with, it seems as though the hard work of choosing a color palette is already done.

Psychedelic Balloons, started with 2 different batik prints, that I pieced into blocks and strips. I worked all of the stitches in perle cotton form Artfabriks. I used almost every stitch included in my book, Hand Embroidery Dictionary, by C&T Publishing.

African Sunset, is crazy- and strip-pieced with quite a few Hoffman batiks, and one block-print batik from Bali. I used Wildflower threads from the Caron Collection for the embroidery. In fact, one of the threads I used is called African Sunset. This piece can also be seen in my book, Hand Embroidery Dictionary.

Happy Stitching~Christen

5 thoughts on “National Sewing Month

  1. I am just now going through your book “Hand Embroidery Dictionary”, the second one of yours I’ve bought and I LOVE EVERY PAGE! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! I am making my very first art quilt using many of the ideas I have gleaned from your two embroidery books.

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