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April 20, 2021
Organisms & Hand Stitching from Where Art & Life Meet

When last we met, I had just pulled my Bernina 790 out of hibernation only to find it did not fit my Koala sewing cabinet and so I had to order a new insert. Check, check and check. Who says I’m not getting sh*t done? I know all of you want to know how Pat… Continue reading Organisms & Hand Stitching

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January 28, 2021
A Stitching Book: Tell Me What YOU Want to See from Where Art & Life Meet

I’m working on a Left-Handed Stitching book. It’s a HUGE project, but I’m determined and am taking it one small stitch at a time. Yesterday I was working on a Threaded Backstitch and so I began to stitch on a piece of linen that I whipstitched some wool shapes onto. Once I had done one… Continue reading A Stitching Book: Tell Me What YOU Want to See

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November 12, 2020
Sashiko Rainbow Waves from The Ardent Thread

My approach to stitching the traditional Seigaiha Wave design with variegated sashiko thread

There are many variations of Seigaiha – the ubiquitous Japanese wave design that consists of overlapping arches. Turn it upside down and you have fish or dragon scales. Add an extra line or two and you have rainbows. It’s pretty versatile and adaptable. Don’t have printed ...

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