I do needlework and especially needlepoint and temari balls. I have a great love of quilts but do not have the patience to do them. I love all forms of art and textiles.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
USA...Midwest...at my grandmother's knee. And then when I got old enough to appreciate needleart I self taught myself again. Sholuld you want to read my history I wrote about it on my blog last year. July 10,2008 My History: http://sudukc.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/my-history/
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I am a member of ANG, EGA and NAN. I currently just do my own thing and I also do stitch guides or other needlework teachers and designers.
Hi Sue, thank you for your kind comments. Stumpwork is a favourite of mine, I love it as it incorporates every stitching technique. Currently I am undertaking the creation of a huge 3 metre x 1 metre wallhanging for our local town, it is mostly surface free style stitching, but will include stumpwork figures, animals and flowers. We have about 20 people working on it and you can see the progrees in one of my albums.
Warm regards, Kristina
The A-Z of Stumpwork and the A_Z of Goldwork by Country Bumpkins are good beginner books with clear photographs and directions as well as projects for you to complete. They are fairly widely available. You can buy them directly from Country Bumpkin in Australia http://www.countrybumpkin.com.au/ or from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=a-z+goldwork. Alison Cole also has two goldwork books - All that Glitters is the first one published and she has a really good section on threads & wires, stitches and techniques as well as beautiful projects. I also like Kay Dennis'book Beginner's Guide to Stumpwork - it has great examples of needle weaving and other interesting effects. Hope this all helps
I just spent some time looking through your flickr photos, and enjoyed them very much. We share an interest in the natural world. Your photo of the eagle trees by the water with reflection is marvelous, a work of art in itself.
You spoke of yourself as a beginner at pulled thread. Whatever you've done we'd love to see pictures.
"I starting to work on a project for my local guild on patern couching. I'm reading the following books:
Jean Taggert; Laid Fillings for evenweave fabrics
Jane Zimmerman; Traditional Silk and Metal Thread Techniques on Canvas
Jane Lemon; Metal…"