to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Stitching with Kids

Julia and her friends have finished up their class at Cherscapes Studio. I snapped this photo on the last day of the three girls and Cheryl, their wonderful teacher. Don't they all look so happy with their beautiful textiles?

Here's a close-up of Julia's stitching. The kids drew the stitching lines through a template and then used floss for stitching.

I could not believe how good she did. She printed or painted the fabrics and then applied the fabrics to muslin with fusible web and then did all the hand-stitching and machine stitching with Cheryl's guidance. I'm hoping I can get her to do a little bit on her own this summer.

If you want some ideas for stitching with some of your little friends this summer, look for my book Kids' Embroidery. Sadly, the publisher has taken it out of print but I have copies for sale in my shop.


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Virginia said...

She did a great job! Definitely better than I could do. :)

knitting bean said...

Beautiful work by Julia. I remember doing crafts with my kids when they were younger. Now my daughter has far surpassed me and is my knitting guru and my son knits (if we can talk him into it!), paints miniatures and draws. I love to see this type of creativity blossom.