Articles and Publications

I love to teach no question about that. I love fiber art, beading, ribbon work and embroidery, and I love to share what I have learned over my life time of this love.

Over my thirty years as a teacher I have written approximately 100 instructional patterns for my students so that they didn’t have to take notes the entire class time and so that they could retain the information that was covered in class. I have written several articles, books and have created two lines of stencils.

I encourage you to learn as much about the techniques, the people and the history of the arts and crafts that interest you. We who come after are entrusted to be the keepers of these creative spirits, and are responsible for keeping the inspirational light on for those who come after us.

These are the Piecework Magazine issues that you can find my work:

  • July/August 2013 new article for Piecework Magazine
  • July/August 2009 Piecework Magazine: 2009 Excellence in Needle Arts Awards Brooch Winners.
  • May/June 2008 Piecework Magazine: “Buttons to Embroider and Tat”, web project.
  • March/April 2008 PieceWork Magazine: “The Glittering World of Metal Thread Embroidery” and a bracelet or choker to embroider with metal threads.
  • November/December 2007 PieceWork Magazine: The Glamour of it All; project: Silk Purse to embroider.
  • March/April 2007 PieceWork Magazine : A Silk Primer; project: Silk Purse to embroider.

In addition my work has been photographed and included in many publications such as:

  • 2005/April: Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine
  • 2004: Bernina Fashion Show Book, and CD
  • 2002/November: San Diego Home and Garden Magazine
  • 2000: Fairfield Fashion Show 20 years
  • 1997: Visions Quilt Expressions
  • 1996/March: Michael’s Arts and Craft Magazine
  • 1995/October: Michael’s Arts and Craft Magazine
  • 1995/March: Michael’s Arts and Craft Magazine
  • 1995: The Button Craft Book
  • 1994/January: Ladies Patchwork Quilt
  • 1993/May: Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest
  • 1993/January: Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine
  • 1992/Fall: American Quilter’s Magazine
  • 1992: Costume Maker’s Art
  • 1991: Fiberarts Design Book IV
  • 1990: Vision’s A New Decade
  • 1991/Fall: Fiberarts Magazine
  • 1991/Fall: International Quilt Market Buyers Guide
  • 1991/September: American Craft Magazine
  • 1990/November: Craft and Needlework trade magazine
  • 1990/Fall: Shuttle, Spindle, and Dye Pot magazine
  • 1990/September: Fiberarts Magazine
  • 1990/May: San Diego Home and Garden Magazine

Enjoy~ Christen

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  1. hi, I think your work is all amazing! I am looking to create a mixed media wall hanging with free form crochet, ribbon work beading which of your books so you suggest I buy? also want to make curtain tie back tassels

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