"Hi Linda, I have been thinking about doing different zentangles on my sewing machine by digitizing them and then sewing the piece together. Or maybe paper piece them in the hoop with the machine.Not sure just tossing it around at this point.…"
"Thanks Elaine, I'm glad you enjoyed looking at my stuff. I have done zentangles but mine are never as neat and intricate as some I have seen. Recently I've been enjoying doing digital art on my Galaxy Note. It's a good idea to keep a…"
"Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your nice comments on my work or should I say on my play giggle. I love the playfulness of the the materials you use. You are a girl after my own heart. I love making and collecting things to put into my…"
"Thanks Beatrice. I quite often have no clue as to which direction to go, then a spark sets something off and it goes from there. I decided to use the bits and pieces from my stash to make different coloured journals, I'm working on a pink one…"
"I looked at your website. How fun! I see so much talent here. I have no clue which direction to go. I think I'll make some coffee and start organizing all the laces, fabrics, beads, appliques, threads that I have been…"
I enjoy both hand and machine embroidery and mixing different techniques and mediums together.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
When my children were small I began designing knitting motifs/patterns [self taught] which I produced and sold to home machine knitters and magazines. After that my interest was with cross stitch, but I wanted to broaden my knowledge so I completed the City & Guilds - Embroidery [Part 1 & 2] courses, which whet my appetite for more and I went on to do a BA (Hons) in Textiles & Surface Design which I finished in 2005.
Is there anything else you'd like other members of Stitchin' Fingers to know about you? Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
Since leaving college I still like to experiment with different mediums and quite often have several projects on the go at the same time. Some do not include stitching, but I do miss it so I like to include it in a lot of my projects. I meet regularly with like minded friends who I met at college when we work and 'play' together.
Hi Linda, I have been thinking about doing different zentangles on my sewing machine by digitizing them and then sewing the piece together. Or maybe paper piece them in the hoop with the machine.Not sure just tossing it around at this point. But I have digitized 2 zentangles already. I have so many ideas in my head I would never be able to even remember one if i did not take some sort of pic or reference. Lately a have been organizing every thing and lace is one of them I made some cards out of cereal boxes and wall paper to wind all my lace on and this is working out perfect. I got the card design off of Pintrest. Well have a great week and I will be checking back with your blog on a regular bases. thanks for the enjoyment. Happy stitches and hugs Elaine
Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your nice comments on my work or should I say on my play giggle. I love the playfulness of the the materials you use. You are a girl after my own heart. I love making and collecting things to put into my work as well. I went by your blog and so enjoyed the details of what you did and the amazing looks you got with the materials you were using. And for the doodles and drawing I do some of the same things. Do you do Zentangles. I find Zentangles are great for relaxing and creative blocks and I keep a journal with all my cool ideas in them also. Well I so enjoyed your blog and all the great ideas. Have a great week end and Happy stitching Elaine
You're right, I think stitching is very therapeutic, but I find it does take a lot more focus than knitting, which I'm able to do whilst feeding the baby! So, I'll wait till they're all a bit more independent!
I keep seeing more gorgeous pics on your wall, it's all so inspiring! Take care x
I stopped by your page because I LOVE your profile pic :) & now I've seen your work I think it's gorgeous too, so I'm going to check out your blog now as well!! One day I hope to get stitching properly but children & other projects keep getting in the way.... maybe next year ;)
Linda, I tried to leave a comment, but I can't see that it has submitted. Hope I'm not being repetitive. I love your altered book ideas and the way you are displaying your stitch samples. Congratulations.