A Gift for Your Stitch Along

woolbird20In celebration of having a new book almost published (Joyful Stitching comes out in February), I’d like to get you warmed up for embroidery with a free tutorial on making this Wooly Bird. Sadly, he didn’t make the cut for the book but you’ll find his free pattern and stitch directions on the Wooly Bird Stitch Along.

wool3And in further celebration! (Cause I’m such a party gal.) I’ll be giving away a free swatch of wool along with a free pattern for the bird with every order placed on the Artfabrik Store. This offer is good now through the end of the year. It’s our choice of color but the wool is just the right size and weight for your Wooly Bird project.

Exciting News!

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Joyful Stitching, new book by Laura Wasilowski

I have a secret I can finally share with you. In February, my new book called Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery will be available! 

This book has been a long time in the making. With 6 embroidery projects, it seemed to take forever to produce all the step-outs necessary for the photography. For months and months I was parked in a chair, bright light over my shoulder, stitching my little heart out.

joyfulstitchingstitchstepouAnd I enjoyed every minute! This is a small sample of the many step-outs made for the embroidery stitch directions. There are 21 stitches with anywhere from 1 to 6 images (plus instructions) showing you how to make each stitch.

It’s a really colorful, fun book and I’ll share more with you soon. Plus, there be giveaways afoot!