Meet Needle Artist Brooke Nolan

Monday, July 8, 2013

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 peopleangels, 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 theĀ  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!

Her site also includes a freebies page, featuring several designs you can download and stitch, and you can follow Brooke’s creative process on her blog.

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.


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7 Responses to “Meet Needle Artist Brooke NolanComment RSS feed

  • Allie Aller
    July 8th, 2013 8:41 am

    These are all wonderful! What talent!

  • Karen Trettel
    July 8th, 2013 9:17 am

    These are truley Wonderful!

  • Susan Simko
    July 8th, 2013 12:49 pm

    Not only are they absolutely gorgeous but they are so much fun to stitch! I think I own all of her patterns. (Shh, don’t tell my husband. :) )

  • Kathy Klein
    July 8th, 2013 5:49 pm

    Not only is she talented, but she is a really nice and caring person. Visit her group on Congrats to Brooke on some gorgeous designs.

  • Sunriselady
    July 9th, 2013 7:55 am

    So many Brooke Nolan designs, so little time, I just keep collecting…..

  • Lorene Frischknecht
    July 9th, 2013 10:45 am

    I love Brook’s designs! Her work is so intricate, it would be very hard to become bored stitching them!

  • Brooke
    July 10th, 2013 9:47 am

    Oh, my goodness! I’m blushing. Big THANK YOU to Emma for this post. I can’t thank her enough. And what amazing compliments going on here…Big THANK YOU Allie and Karen. Congratulations, Allie, on your upcoming trip to France. Can’t wait for that blog post. Want to hear all about it. And Susan…You’re not kidding. I think you really do have all my designs. Your secret’s safe with me. And Kathy…You are always so good to me. Big thank you also to Sunriselady and Lorene. My heart is about to pop. You’ve all made my day, week, month, year…I could go on.
    Love, Brooke

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