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Lion getting ready to roar!!

Making progress ;)


Sometimes I can't get it right!

I've been playing with the colors of this photo and I just can't get them right. I  finally decided that I would share it as is because I could have spent all that time stitching instead of messing around with the colors. So here is my progress, (except the colors aren't quite right)...


Art taking flight.

Rebecca Jewell is a British print artist. She discovered the beauty of printing on feathers. I'm speechless.


Dare Design - amazing needlepoint in watercolors!

How do you teach needlepoint design? If you are me you take a road less travelled, some may even say strange.
In my new online workshop "Dare Design", I asked my students to paint triangles using watercolors. These triangles were to be filled with smaller shapes. Go wild with color and design, I said. They did.  Next, taking their triangle creations, we tessellated, turned, flipped, and manipulated. The results are knock out!
All of this happened before we talked about any stitches, certainly before we touched the canvas or threaded a needle.
This is not for the faint of heart...

Let me share some creations with you.

Here is one of Lauren Bloch's triangles and two tessellations of it below:

Here is a triangle by Ann Moody, tessellated in two different ways:

Melita Glavin's triangle has a kaleidoscope look that is dazzling when tessellated!

Susan Heider's example is of the same triangle, painted in two different colorways, and then tessellated together:

Sally Bee's triangle is another example of same triangle, two different colorways:

Mary Frances Kelly-Poh is in Brazil but that hasn't stopped her from working on triangles! The effect here is very almost like a weave.

Kari Hofer's triangles have a bit of fantasy to them. Two colorways tessellated beautifully.

Lynn Decker gave her triangle two unique colorways and they make for a very interesting tessellation.

Patricia Mott Karpenko came up with two colorways that could not be more different! Look at what happened here!

I have only shown you a small collection of these amazing pieces of art! 
There are many more to share.  The work presented by this group of students is spectacular. 


Sandy's Coqui in Orange - Amazing!!

Dear Sandy Nelson has allowed me to share her beautiful stitched Coqui with the orange background! How happy am I????  It is spectacular, what a talented stitcher you are, Sandy! Thank you for bringing out the best in my design.

"Coqui" is my design honoring Puerto Rico and the relief efforts following the devastating storm, Maria. The massive destruction and loss of life in Puerto Rico as a result of hurricane Maria continues to be heartbreaking. You can read more about it HERE.

THANK YOU, Sandy!!


We LOVE our dogs, (and cats)!

and so does Emillie Ferris! Take a look at these hyperrealistic portraits she has stitched of these beyond adorable pets...


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