Creative and Inspiring Stitching

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The world is full of truly creative stitchers. This week I’ve been on a quest to find the ones who always think outside the box and produce amazing works of stitched art meant to inspire and awe.

First up is Amy from the blog Amy’s Creative Side. She’s created a fabulous stitched color wheel using DMC Embroidery Floss and tiny seed stitches.

Amy chose her colors carefully, and on her blog has placed a star next to the numbers that are truest to the original color.

If you look closely at her project, you can see how Amy has carefully blended the colors where they touch the next.  Beautiful!

Next is Mary Corbet from the Needle ‘N Thread site.  Mary’s current experiment with lattic stitch fillings is stunning, well-worked and inspiring.

Mary is known for playing with stitches and using them in unusual and creative ways. Here she has used a pallette of bright, bold colors in her design and has mixed them a way that evokes fun, happiness and joy.

And if you look closely at the stitching, you will find that each area of her original designs is carefully outlined with a variety of stitches or composite stitches, and each area is filled with a different lattice stitch. This sampler is gorgeous – and unique.

Third on my inspiration list is this exquisite French knot project from Fourteen Countess. I just love how she has used a bazillion French knots over a printed fabric, carefully filling the motifs in the fabric with matching knots.

The result of her effort is a stunning work of art that reminds me of a bas relief piece of sculpture. This technique would be fun to try with other geometric patterns as well, or with a billowing floral or children’s print fabric!

French knots are actually very easy to work once you get the hang of it. You can read more about working this stitch in a previous blog posting.

These three stitchers have inspired me to get creative this week.  I’d love to hear about designers and bloggers that inspire you as well.


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2 Responses to “Creative and Inspiring StitchingComment RSS feed

  • karen christensen
    March 12th, 2013 7:44 am

    French knots are my favorite stitch! A great added texture to a piece.

  • Xstitch87
    March 12th, 2013 3:25 pm

    I love these inspiring artworks! The meticulously planned color wheel is eye catching. the depth and texture of the French knot letter is wonderful.

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