This block adds in some blue fabrics with the apricots. Layered on top of the silks, brocades and velvets, are lace scraps with ragged edges which adds to the flow of the negative space. Gold metallic Scalamandre gimp is couched over the lace bits. A couple of hand-dyed rayon venise lace motifs are tacked into place. Finished the stitching session with rolled RibbonSmyth Rainbow-dyed silk satin roses.
Received a BFA in art, lithography, and marketing.
Earned Couture Level Beading and Embroidery Certification from The House of Lesage in Paris, France.
Have written articles for creative magazines in the US and UK. Designed booklets, patterns and kits for Simplicity, McCall's, Better Homes and Gardens, Bucilla and Plaid Enterprises. Produced and appeared in videos for creative arts clients.
Have appeared in a variety of TV segments on QVC, HSN, Discovery Channel and Aleene's.
Wrote "The Complete Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery" and "The New Ribbon Embroidery".
Teach embroidery and surface design classes nationally and internationally.
Fortunate to have a studio at our farm.