Hi everyone! I'm back! Thank you for understanding that I needed a little break. Im pleased to announce that my treatment is complete and I am looking forward to a fantastic new year!
I thought you all may like to see what Ive been up to...
I have been working on a series of 9 stitcheries which I have called "Dance of the Heart".
I have wrapped each around an 8" x 8" artists canvas but each kit will also have quilt instructions for turning all nine into an adorable wall quilt. This way you can make just one or all nine!
The only stitch used in these stitcheries is chain-stitch. All the filling in is done with chain-stitch to give the look of a baltimore applique.
You can see the beautiful sheen on the COSMO threads here! Each kit will come with pre-printed cream linen and all the COSMO threads you need to create that block.
I have really enjoyed every stitch! The reason I have called them "Dance of the Heart" is 3 fold. I have taken my initial inspiration from Hungarian embroidery as I did for my latest fabric range for LECIEN called "Folkheart", My DH is a musician with an amazing original track of the same name and I feel renewed and refreshed after a very challenging time in my life. My heart wants to dance at the beauty that this world has to offer. Even in hard times, there is so much to celebrate. This christmas, I am fully content just to be with those I love.
On my next post, I will show you the "redwork" version of all nine blocks sewn into the quilt version. I have decided to release each kit in full colour filled-in version and also in "redwork" version. The redwork kits will be all back-stitch with some satin-stitch but they are outline only rather than filled in. They are more suited to begginer stitchers or just those who adore "redwork" like I do. Look out for the kits in stores in the new year.
I also wanted to take a minute to thank all of you who have sent me emails "checking" on me. You are so sweet and really made me feel good during dark times.
Enjoy your creation!