Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Confessions of an extreme stitcher!
In a recent post on my personal Facebook page, I referred to myself as an "extreme" or "rebel" stitcher. These terms most definitely apply to my bead embroidery, bead weaving, hand and machine embroidery. Oh, I'm quite capable of stitching in the conventional way (and still do at times), but there's a little devil in me that simply loves to break the rules! Sylvia Naylor, taught me how to torture the threads, just enough to turn them into a garden full of weeds and wildflowers. Her free motion machine embroidery techniques were not new to me, but helped to open my eyes to both a world full of possibilities, and a new way of thinking. I wish that I could say that I was as accomplished as the master, but that would have taken a lot more time and dedication. I do love the effects, but I'm afraid that my eyes didn't appreciate the concentrated effort!