All posts by: Rachael

19 Jul

Learning Techniques for Contemporary Embroidery

Last week I was excited to attend an embroidery workshop, along with my friend Simone, taught by Katy Biele. She is a Chilean textile artist living in Victoria, and she creates elaborate and brightly coloured embroidered pieces inspired by her culture. In the class she talked about learning embroidery while travelling in India, figuring out […]

03 Jul

Work In Progress: Sashiko Stitched Runner

I started working on this new sashiko stitching project a few days after I finished the previous one I made for my friend Barb. I needed a new project to work on in time for Art & Craft Social. I’ve wanted a unique custom runner for the side table I refinished in December, and decided […]

24 Jun

The Completed Sashiko Stitching Project

I’ve been much more productive in my spare time than in the studio lately, which is why this sashiko stitching project got finished in under a month. I guess I was also SO HAPPY to get back to stitching that I managed to squeeze in time to work on this whenever I could. The finished […]

21 Jun

Scenes From the New Art & Craft Social

We held our first meeting of the newly returned Art & Craft Social on Wednesday evening at the nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch library. It was a fantastic event with a great turn out. I think everyone enjoyed working together, sharing projects, and taking in the creative energy of the room. The final photo is of […]

12 Jun

Work In Progress: A New Sashiko Stitching Project

I restarted this sashiko stitching project at the end of May after stalling out on it for a few months. I originally purchased a suiting fabric to make a piece but hating working with the stretchy fabric that seemed to resist my needle. I decided to switch to a new material and picked up a […]

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