I have a new book coming out in March 2023, Creative Embroidery, Mixing the Old with The New. The emphasis of the book is to create something new from your vintage and new stash of fabrics, hankies, table linens, doilies, laces, appliqués, trims, ribbons, threads, buttons, beads, notions, and more.
Book Blog and Social Media Tour Details
The following hosts of the blogs and Facebook pages listed below, are offering a chance to win a free copy of the eBook. Visit each listing on the day of the tour that they are hosts, and enter the drawing for a chance to win!
Today you have a chance to win at C&T Publishing’s Blog.
- March 20, 2023: C&T Publishing Blog
- March 21: Create Whimsy, Facebook
- March 22: Kitty and Me Designs
- March 23: Epida Studio
- March 24: Sew Crazy For You
- Stitchesnquilts, Facebook
- March 25: Christen’s Creations
Don’t forget to hop on over, and good luck!
Round Robin Groups
To help me promote the book, I asked a few good friends to participate in a Round Robin Group block exchange. So, what is a “Round Robin”, and how did this project get started? I asked each artist to create a 10”- 12” pieced square, using any type of fabric and color combination. The construction could also include doilies, laces, or ribbons, and then the embroidery and embellishments stitches included in the book. Once the block was created, they sent the block to the next person in the group, including the threads and embellishments that they wanted to include on their block. Then the block traveled on to the next participant in the group, and then back to the owner.
The participants of the first Round Robin Group, Washington to Oregon to Texas were founder, artist, and teacher Lynn Woll of Create Whimsy, and her friend and colleague Chardel Gibson Blaine, an artist, teacher and owner of Flying Goat Studio, who teamed up with my friend of many years, Patti Medaris Culea, a fiberart and cloth doll artist, teacher and author.
Here is Chardel Blaine’s block. She found a napkin monogrammed with the letter “G” in a resale shop in Sisters, Oregon. Her family name is Gibson so this seemed like the perfect item of old to blend with new stitches. Inspired by her families’ story and history, a log cabin block fit the family theme. Her block traveled to Lynn Woll, then to Patti Medaris Culea.
The block is now back with Chardel and she says: “I loved the block when it came back to me, Lynn and Patti added beautiful, thoughtful details that help tell the family story.” She says she plans to frame it just as it is.
If you would like to read more the details of each block see the original post that I wrote, Creative Embroidery, Round Robin 1 Washington to Oregon to Texas, for C&T Publishing.
Happy Stitching! ~Christen
It’s a delight to see how professional fiber artists create unique pieces. I appreciate their attention to detail.