An Embroidery Give-Away

One of the embroidery techniques used in my new online class, Fused Art Quilts: Tiny Homes, is repetition of a stitch. Like the cross-stitches, straight stitches, and blanket stitches in the fields above, repeating a stitch builds pattern across the surface of fabric.

And I’m happy to report that Christen Brown, author of the Hand Embroidery Dictionary, agrees with me! Here’s a page from Christen’s new book. It shows how she uses my hand-dyed threads to make netted and laced stitches for patterning on fabric.

Her new book, Hand Embroidery Dictionary, shows diagrams on how to make over 500 embroidery stitches. Detailed illustrations show colorful variations and suggest how you might use the stitches in your artwork.

Win Christen’s New Book!

Would you like to win an eBook version of Christen Brown’s Hand Embroidery Dictionary?

Leave a comment below and you may be the lucky winner.

The giveaway for the free eBook, Hand Embroidery Dictionary, will close on Saturday, Sept. 26 at midnight. Winner of the eBook prize will be notified by email within one week of the giveaway closing. 

Paint a Colorful Smile

Hearing from fellow stitchers who use my free tutorials makes me happy! Here you see artwork by Christina. She used my Paint Brush tutorial to create wonderful, meaningful presents for friends, family, and acquaintances. She also prints out and adds this saying to the gift: Paint every day with a colorful smile- the greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.
Thank you, Christina, for sharing your work with us!

Your Queen Poppy

I so enjoy seeing your projects!

Especially if they are one of the projects offered on my Tutorial Page like Queen Poppy.

Queen Poppy is a fused art quilt that measures about 11″ x 14″ and is hand embroidered. (Machine quilting is optional.) My version of Queen Poppy is made with hand-dyed fabrics on a green batik background. (You can see the kit here.)

The Queen Poppy tutorial seems to have inspired at least one brave person to have completed it.

Here you see Christine’s version of the design. I am delighted by her fabric choices and excellent hand embroidery.

You can see more of Christine’s artwork on Instagram or Facebook under @patchworkallsorts or visit her blog Patchwork Allsorts

Thank you Christine for sharing your artwork with us!

If you have a completed piece using one of my tutorials or from one of my workshops, I’d love to see it! Just email a photo to me at laura at