I'm putting the finishes touches on a new shawl pattern, and hope to publish it very soon. In the meantime, how about a report on stitching? I'm 28 days into my current daily embroidery piece:
For this one, I'm using running stitch only, horizontal one day, vertical the next. Black thread Monday through Saturday, red on Sundays.
I've also got a new wrinkle embroidery piece going, which I got back to yesterday after neglecting it for awhile (due to the shawl pattern).
When it's done the wrinkle piece will be stretched over a canvas, like the others in that series. I'll soon have enough finished embroidery pieces, both daily embroidery and wrinkle embroidery, to have them photographed and launch a new website for my artwork. That was one of my goals for 2013—and it's exciting to be nearly there!
Western Massachusetts readers: If you'd like to try your hand at stitching, come join me Saturday, August 31 at Knack in Easthampton, where I'll be teaching an embroidery workshop. You'll learn everything you need to know to make these embroidered sachets:
If you don't already have hoops or needles or thread, no worries—all supplies will be provided, including a fragrant mix of chamomile, lavender, and rosemary for filling your sachet.
It's a perfect class if you're a beginner—and a nice way to get back into stitching if you're rusty. You can sign up online at Knack. Hope to see you!