I'm San, from the UK ( and soon from Belgium, and a bit of France) but originally from France. I'm here thanks to an invite from Karin, an internet cross stitch blogger friend. This seems to be the place I was hoping for for quite some time (other networks don't really have crafters on them...)
My main craft is cross stitch, with a bit of embroidery, crochet (amigurumis and doilies) and recently I started tatting, mostly to make snowflakes for Christmas (I know, I'm early...) I love to experiment, and would like to get into design a bit more !
My name is Maria del Valle I was born in Argentina in a city of north called "Salta the beautiful" that is a valley surrounded by mountains. Now the love to my husband brought me to Spain where I live.
I enjoy doing diferent art forms but I prefer the embroidering, painting and the design. My two blogs are AlarTTex everything on textile art and AlarTTis with my paintings, both are my expression on the web; also I love sharing what I do and I try to participate every month on TIF
I give thanks to SharonB for allowing me to join this group where I will surely enjoy!
Please excuse me for my bad english.
I've visited your dictionary of stitches site, and found it extremely useful, thank you. I have been doing embroidery for some time, but never to the extent that I do it now. After attending a couple of City and Guild courses in London, I am on my way to my dream of teaching embroidery when I get back home to Oz in a couple of years time.
My husband and I are currently living in Scotland, and we are here in the UK for another 12 - 18 months, (maybe) depends on hubby. So whilst we are here I am trying to get as many skills and tips as I can to help me acheive my dream. Your website here has certainly helped that in leaps and bounds. Thank you.
My blog http://arlenescrafts.ning.com/ is where you read abit more about me and what we have been up to. You and others on this site are welcomed to come visit.
Iam Chitra,Indian living in Oman.Iam interested in hand embroidery .
my embroidery is basically Indian traditional embroidery,
we do it on our apparels mostly.
You are my inspiration these days
my blog is-jizee6687.wordpress.com
I am Jo Rice in Ohio and took Sharon's class on Studio Journals this summer when I was too busy to really do the homework. the class was helpful though and it awoke me to the desire for me to make daily writings, drawings, etc. This was most important to me although I didn't do all the assignments. Thanks for starting this group.
I have just joined so am finding my way around. I enjoy many types of embroidery.Applique',Brazilian, Crazy patch work,Stumpwork and many more. I enjoy working out my own designs for things I do rather than copy. I live in New Zealand and am retired.
Hope to be able to join in as time goes by.
Hello yall, I'm Alexia from Mississippi. I am learning to CQ aas well as tatting. Right now i'm working on my first "real" cq square.
Sharon B, I've admired your website and your work for a long time, and it made me want to try cq, and more elaborate embroidery stitches than just the few outline stitches I've always done. Thanks for getting this community going and your informative website.
I have to say that I've been somwhat intimidated to get started on cq, what with all the gorgeous examples i've seen, but I got to thinking that hey, every one started out now knowing how to cq and probably made big mistakes so I'm jumping in with both feet.
Now this may not be the spot to ask this question but i'm not sure how to word it for a search of the forum: When planning out a square or heart r whatever, is it better to put on trims and appliques first or do the embroidery first? I did appliques first onlt to realize later how badly they'd be getting manhandled by me as I did my embroideries... yet I seem to recall reading a couple of tutorials that had the trims and appliques first. So does it matter, or should each element be trated differently, putting things on in a predefined order?
I've been lurking on this site since it came live, and I figure it's time to join in the fun.
I live in SW Ohio (just outside Cincinnati), and I'm a professional geek. Despite that (or perhaps because of it), I'm still getting used to navigating around social networking sites. I've got a blog dedicated to my needlework interests at Singing Wren's Nest. Now I need to get into the habit of updating it regularly.
I've been doing some form of needlework for as long as I can remember. My mom taught me counted cross stitch, some basic embroidery stitches, and quilting when I was in elementary school (or possibly earlier). I picked up crochet in high school while I was laid up with a broken collarbone. I've been teaching myself other techniques as they catch my interest. So far I've picked up crazy quilting, tatting (needle and shuttle), knitting, and a little bit of work with dying and felting.
Huh, no preview button? This is definately going to take some getting used to...
I'm Joan from Perth Western Australia and I've just joined 'stitchin fingers' it looks like a good place to be.
I can't remember a time when I wasn't 'making' something. Sewing, Knitting, Patchwork, Quilting you name it, but I guess my lasting passion is Cross Stitch, I just keep coming back to it. I do have a sideline at the moment I'm creating a Dollhouse which is very exciting. Cheers Joan
This is the West Country Buddha just checking in to say hi, before dashing off to paint yellow fabric. Has anyone else noticed how you've never got quite the right colour paint, or thread, or bead etc for the job? How come I spend so much but always need to spend more?!
Hi! I originally joined to answer a question about tatting I received on my google alerts! LOL! I'm so glad I did because I do love other needlearts besides tatting although that is my first love. I'm so impressed by all the talented needleworkers here and was pleasantly surprised to see that I also already had a few friends! Thank you for all your inspiring photos!