I've wanted to try 3D stumpwork embroidery for quite a while, and what better way to learn a technique than to teach it? I created this wired ghost popping out of a tombstone, with a PDF that has a tutorial for the stumpwork technique you'll need. I love the fact that he's ready to escape from the frame!
I just can't stop with the quotes! I've been mentally collecting quotes for so long, just waiting for the skills to do something with them. Turns out, doing something with them is just the practice I need to have the skills. Funny how that works.
This little line from the TV show Firefly is something I repeat to myself quite often. Things may slow me down from time to time, but there's no stopping this train.
I've been continuing with the MATS class this week, and the topic is ceramic. I'm really enjoying learning about how various home decor items are mass produced, and applying that knowledge to my approach to the artwork.
I have another hand-lettered quote for you guys today, too. This time, it's Thoreau.
This week's MATS theme is hand-lettering, something I've never really tried before. Normally, by this point in the week, I'd have finished products to show, but I'm taking my time to practice this new-to-me skill. As I work, I thought it would be fun to share some of my hand-lettering projects as free printables on the blog.
I always love a project that challenges me to push my craft forward, and I've been running into quite a few of those lately. One of the new techniques that I've been having the most fun with is for a project where I was asked to recreate the garish festive look of an ugly Christmas sweater as embroidered text. I'd like to share with you the shading method that I used in this project to blend together the clashing cheery colors in the embroidery.