This week I’m introducing you to our friend, Tennessee-based designer and stitcher extraordinaire Brooke Nolan of Brooke’s Books needlework publishing.
Brooke creates a variety of delightful cross stitch patterns featuring whimsical lettering and quotations, people, places and objects. You’ll find designs for figures as well as houses, clothing and more for every season.
Some of my favorite projects by this artist feature people – angels, witches, brides and grooms - in various costumes embellished with beads, DMC Memory Thread and other trimmings, like the pink angel shown to the right and the adorable group of Witchie Sisters shown below…
Or these costumed beauties!
You can see more of her fabulous designs on her web site, including some that are instantly downloadable.
While visiting Brooke’s site, look closely at the images of her designs to see all of the wonderful embellishments that this talented needle artist is known for. It’s truly inspiring!
While browsing, be sure to check out her line of Spirit Angels, like the Spirit of Evergreen shown here.
These heavily-embellished figures worked in DMC Embroidery Floss and metallic Light Effects threads on perforated paper, and feature 3-dimensional stitched elements that are attached to the angels with ribbon and trims.
So pretty – and there are so many to choose from!
As a special treat, Brooke has designed a chart featuring yours truly – Emma Broidery – that you you print and stitch. The pattern will be posted Wednesday, so be sure to check back.