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.
I made this embroidery for a crafting swap with someone who enjoys nerd culture and old-school Mario, and I turned it into an embroidery pattern to share, since I figure everyone needs a Nintendo-based stitch sampler.