Slow Stitchin’ on Sunday Morning and a Heart a Day: 12

In these posts I want to share some of my favorite pieces, which will include wall hangings, small works, pillows, purses, and just because pieces. February is National Embroidery Month, and I would like to share the pieces from some of my books, enjoy!

Week 2 of National Embroidery Month, 2023

For the Love of Embroidery! I love to embroider, which is no secret to all of you that follow this blog, or have taken a class from me, or even purchased one of my books. Thank you for that by the way, and thank you for your trust in letting me teach you, and thank you for letting me share this passion with you.

The Embroidery Book was the second book on embroidery that I wrote for C&T Publishing. This book is jam packed with design and gallery examples that showcase how you can use color, design, and construction effectively.

The book includes 149 step-by-step embroidery stitches, motifs, and extras, that are worked in a variety of materials including perle cotton, cotton floss, silk ribbon, buttons, charms, sequins, and beads.

Included in the book, is color board with fabric, thread, and beads, with a section on Color Theory, suggestions on how you can choose your own color palette.

Let’s Get Colorful!

I have provided examples of the eight different color disciplines that I most often use in my work. The number reference in the name of the discipline refers to the number of fabric or component colors and threads that I use.

Embroider, Embellish, and Explore

There are a variety of examples of Embroidery as a Seam Treatment, and Embroidery as a Design Element. These examples show how embroidery stitches can be worked following a seam, following a shape, or an imaginary line, or to fill in entire areas of fabric.

Embroidery Journal Project: Each of the embroidery sections shows a sampler that you can copy so that you can practice your stitches. The book also has directions so that you can make your own book of stitch samplers.

You can see all of the books and products that I have created here. I wish you all the happiness and hope that you enjoy creating with this beautiful craft and art form.

Happy Stitching to you all! ~Christen

One thought on “Slow Stitchin’ on Sunday Morning and a Heart a Day: 12

  1. Pingback: A Heart a Day: 28 Part 2 | Christen's Creations

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