cross-stitched buttons by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
a project by Kate Bingaman Burt
A portrait by Delia Matern of her Dad (machine-stitched by me)
I am really proud to be included in this wonderful new book by my friend, Lisa Solomon, Knot Thread Stitch: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media. I have known Lisa and admired her art and online presence since my very first days of blogging. Her work with thread has always blown me away. I love Lisa's down-to-earth and friendly writing voice. You can read about her own thoughts and the process of making this book here. (scroll down.) This book is close to my heart, it's all about working with thread, and the projects take you to unexpected places. Totes, t-shirts, shrinky-dinks, pet portraits, sashiko, it's wonderful. Very fun and very happy. It's a happy book. The whole thing makes me smile.
My contribution was stitching a free-motion portrait that Delia drew of her Dad, which is the last photo here. The dots she always draws on his face are his whiskers.
Congrats Lisa, it's amazing!