View From the Studio

Showing off YOUR work

fan work

Showing off YOUR work

This past month my Instagram app has been pinging constantly thanks to many of you sharing your work with me. I love seeing what you're sewing. Sometimes you show off you helpers, or additions you made to the pattern (look at those cool starbursts behind the Happy Jackalope!), or your embroidery out in the wild. Sometimes you even share pictures of my kits in your local shops! 

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Calling all Super Stitchers! The club is open.

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Calling all Super Stitchers! The club is open.

I'm delighted to announce that the club is officially opening its doors to enlistees today!

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Why embroider in this modern age?

Why embroider in this modern age?

A resurgence in old technology is sweeping the nation. Here in Portland, people are bringing their typewriters to coffee shops and sewing their entire wardrobe just for the fun of it. You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you that I wrote the first two drafts of this on my great-grandfather's typewriter but it's true. The reason why I used an eighty-year-old machine to write an email and the reason why people are flocking back to embroidery is the same: we're trying to regain something we've lost.

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What happens when you're truly yourself? (or why color + silly = me)

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What happens when you're truly yourself? (or why color + silly = me)

I am back from Craftcation, a four-day conference/retreat for creative business owners, and I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun I had. I learned so much and while I cannot wait to implement it all, the biggest thing I took away from that retreat was this: authenticity is powerful.

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3 new East Coast kits for you

new release

3 new East Coast kits for you

The Statue of Liberty isn't the only new East Coast kit in the shop today. Washington, D.C. now has some representation. Their annual cherry blossom festival begins today and while this kit doesn't have the same scent, the flowers will last longer.

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