Category: Good things

27 Sep

Scenes From Art & Craft Social, September 2019

We had a small group in attendance at Art & Craft Social on Wednesday evening, and everyone seemed to be working on an amazing project. We definitely attract the textile artist crowd to these events, as you can see from the variety of projects. Join us for the next Art & Craft Social on Wednesday […]

11 Sep

Art & Craft Social – September 2019

Join us for an evening of Art & Craft Social on Wednesday September 25th, 5:30pm to 8pm. Bring a small creative project to work on in a social setting. The event is FREE but you must RSVP through eventbrite as space is limited. Art & Craft Social is a FREE community event welcoming a diverse […]

09 Aug

Exploring Embroidery in a Sampler

This summer has been a time for focusing on stitching work, with two completed sashiko pieces, and now this embroidery sampler. I’ve continued working on this small piece which I started in the Katy Biele workshop at the beginning of July, and recently finally finished it. I don’t think I’ve ever worked with so much […]

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 […]

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