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 Epida Studio.
- March 20, 2023: C&T Publishing Blog
- March 21: Create Whimsy, Facebook
- March 22: Kitty and Me Designs- canceled
- 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 second Round Robin Group, are artist, teacher, and author Diane Herbort, and artist and teacher Chris Vinh of Stitchesnquilts, team with their longtime friend, artist Nancy Karst. Diane and Chris have taught for, and all the ladies shop at their favorite craft store, Artistic Artifacts, where many of the fabulous fibers used in these blocks came from.
Here is Nancy Karst’s block. Her block started with a handkerchief that had a delicate crochet edging. She then added an indigo-dyed doily and topped that with a vintage yo-yo and button. The four wool vases in the corners were created from a vase design, from the Embroidery Stencils Darling Motif Collection, by C&T Publishing. She I embellished the block with embroidery stitches, vintage peach and green silk-covered snaps, and rust-colored bird shaped beads. Her block traveled to Diane Herbort, and then to Chris Vinh.
The block is now back with Nancy and she says: Wow! Diane and Chris made the piece zing, adding touches I love. Their beautiful stitching added a gentle swirl to keep the eye moving around the center doily.”
If you would like to read more the details of each block see the original post that I wrote, Creative Embroidery, Round Robin 2, The Virginians, for C&T Publishing.
Happy Stitching! ~Christen
Yes, this was a wonderful piece! ~Christen