31 Jul

The Finished Sashiko Table Runner

I am so thrilled to share the finished hand-stitched table runner I made for the beautiful side table I restored last last year. They look wonderful together. The runner is stitched with a cross-stitch sashiko pattern called Jujizashi. I’d always wanted to try this one but felt intimidated by its seeming complexity. It was so […]

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 […]

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