This is one of the finished Edwardian blocks, that is a part of a 3-block wall-hanging. The blocks will be finished with a velvet edge and backed in a rust Scalamandre brocade.
I used an Austrian vintage image for the focal and pulled colors out of the image for the fabric choices. My goal was to work in all black embellishments, but I simply can't do it! I found some small velvet pods at a millinery store in New York and now I want to use those on everything!Torn black lace from a Victorian bodice, given to me by a friend in Virginia, was used around the vintage image. Next, vintage metallic wire ribbon, from Tinsel Trading, was laid on top of the lace. This piece was done while I was travelling. Always a challenge to work out of a zip lock bag of trims. I separate all my trims and lay them on a tray; then work off of the tray.
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.