This is a cuff I made over the week-end using one of our new embossed velvet birds. This piece is a sample of wearing your crazy quilting on your wrist! We sell the aluminum cuff blanks on the OldElements etsy site. Endless possibilities with these cuff blanks. I pieced 5 doupioni scraps together with the width of the stitched piece one-inch wider than the aluminum blank. I glued hot pink wool on top and underneath the cuff. I dyed a rayon motif to match the colors of the silk pieces. Tinted the velvet bird to match and stitched the bird on top of the rayon motif, with tack stitches on either side of the body. I wanted the dimension of the bird to stand off the cuff. I added ab vintage sequin scraps from a flapper gown, on either side of the bird body. Stitched a pearl, from an old necklace, to the ground and added vintage beads and sequins, near the head of the bird. Finished by whip-stitching the silk hem to the wool. Added a beaded picot stitch with yellow ab seed beads. This would make a great, easy class with ready-to-wear results!
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.