What Are You Stitching?
17th May 2019
We’ve often espoused the popularity of flowers when it comes to favorite stitching subjects, but a close second would have to be birds! This week we seek out the fine feathered friends that have been stitched with the needles and threads of the Inspirations Community…
‘This is my first attempt at threadpainting – an Eastern Bluebird designed by Tanja Berlin. I took a class with Tanja when I attended my very first EAC seminar in Ottawa in 2015. I find threadpainting a very relaxing technique and have several patterns from Inspirations Magazine earmarked for future projects. Thank you for publishing such a nice magazine.’
Judith, we appreciate your kind words about Inspirations and look forward to seeing the completed projects you’ve earmarked for completion! We love that you find threadpainting relaxing and hope you find many more hours of stitching joy with needle and thread.
‘I have recently finished Catherine Laurençon’s La Fauvette from Inspirations issue #97.’
Julie, we love Catherine’s gorgeous designs and are so happy to see that you have gained enjoyment from them as well!
‘After reading a recent Inspirations newsletter (which is always most interesting!) to help answer your call for more feathered friends, I thought I’d share with you this miniature owl from Trish Burr’s Whitework with Colour. I have embroidered it for my brother who is an amateur wildlife photographer and has just finished photographing all of Australia’s indigenous owls. Quite fitting I thought!’
Linda, very fitting indeed! What a thoughtful way to celebrate the work of your brother.
‘I am currently working toward a solo exhibition of my artwork that will be held in late 2019. I work in many different media and embroidery will definitely be included!’
‘The exhibition features bird species of my home province of Saskatchewan, Canada. I’ve also included my self-portrait in stitch! Happy stitching to all.’
Marsha, we love that embroidery will feature in your solo exhibition and think your self-portrait is simply divine! We wish you every success with your work leading up to the exhibition and with the exhibition itself.
With only a few birds left in our What Are You Stitching? files after this week’s segment, if you’ve stitched a fine feathered friend, we’d love to see it! Email photos of what you’ve created with needle and thread along with a few details about your stitching journey to firstname.lastname@example.org