What Are You Stitching?
15th February 2019
The Inspirations Community is adding to the bouquet of flowers found in Jo Butcher’s project, Summer Days (All Stitched Up! Issue 173) as we share the floral delights they’ve cultivated with needle and thread…
Claude Lecerf | France
‘I have been embroidering for a long time now. Gradually what was once a hobby has now become a passion and I devote all the time I possibly can to it. I have completed a Needle Painting, with the technique taught to me by Madam Jocelyne Kurc a few years ago.’
‘I recently went to see her again to learn a little more and although my stitching is not perfect, I’m working on it! Best thoughts from France, Claude.’
Claude, I think many of us share your passion for needle and thread and wish we could squeeze a few more hours into each day to indulge it further! Madam Jocelyne has taught you well and we look forward to seeing what needle painting is next from your needles and threads.
Karen Zoback | USA
‘My grandmother taught me Crewel Embroidery when I was in 8th Grade. She is now 99 and still able to get around. I showed her this piece and she was amazed! Thanks Nanny for your patience with me at such a young age.’
Karen, we love that your passion for all things needle and thread was passed onto you at such a young age. We’re not surprised your grandmother was amazed as your piece is detailed, colourful and beautifully stitched!
‘Thank you so much for your inspirational newsletter. I enjoy reading every issue and learn so much from the stitched projects you feature. This free-form embroidery piece is stitched on my hand dyed silk.’
‘The threads are sizes 8 and 12 pearl cotton that I’ve also dyed. You could say my garden grew organically as there was no plan for the design, just the joy of playing with needle and thread on fabric.’
Laura, from dying your own supplies right through to the time invested in stitching an ‘organic’ garden, your piece is a true reflection of your talent with needle and thread!
Speaking of your talent with needle and thread Laura, it was with much excitement copies of your book ‘Joyful Stitching’ arrived in our office this week! To find out more about Laura’s latest book, you can read the review we published in ‘Between the Covers’ in Inspirations #101, or check out our online store using the link below.
Do you have some stitched flowers blooming in your needlework garden? We’d love to see them! Email photos of what you’ve created along with a few details about your stitching journey to firstname.lastname@example.org