5 Houses to Embroider and Giveaway #5

Painting the Town by Laura Wasilowski

Image living here! Painting the Town is another project in my new book Playful Free-Form Embroidery. In this design on felt, 5 little houses swirl around a paintbrush madly painting every edifice in the village. We should all live in such a colorful community!

Each house is created with a different set of stitch combinations to keep you on your toes. And the bristles on the paintbrush are made with a variegated skein of size 8 Rainbow Rich thread so you don’t have to change thread colors.

What’s This Week’s Giveaway?

Every Tuesday until the end of May I’m giving away items for the projects in Playful Free-Form Embroidery.

This week’s giveaway is a skein of size 8 Rainbow Rich thread so you can start your home improvement project.

Just leave a comment below and you may be the lucky winner!


Please note that the giveaway closes on Thursday, and I announce the winner on Friday. Meanwhile, if you’d like to see all the projects in the book, click here.

Stitches Like Butter and Our Winner!

On Pins and Needles (detail)

In celebration of my new book, Playful Free-Form Embroidery, I’m giving away items for the book projects every week until the end of May. The recent giveaway? That yummy yellow thread used around the bird and whipstitched around the strawberry. This size 8 thread is called Butter. And it stitches just like butter too!

Winner of Giveaway #4

The winner of our skein of the Size 8 Butter thread this week is Jean G. Congratulations! May all your stitching go as smoothly as butter on a bun.

Stay tuned for our next giveaway next Tuesday.

Meanwhile, if you need a signed copy of my new book, Playful Free-Form Embroidery, I have them in stock. Check out the projects in the book here.

Stitching Off the Grid Finished!

All done! Bridge House #2 is placed on a batik fabric and stitched into place. The green batik is a favorite color and adds to the cheery Spring vibe. It’s gotta be Spring somewhere!

Thank you for joining me during my creation of this piece and during the time away from my studio. My studio is now completely renovated and I can move back in with a new lighting, ceramic flooring, cabinets, and, hallelujah!, laundry tubs.

And the Artfabrik store is now open. Life is good!