Add a small group of buttons to spruce up boring rows of seam treatments. I prefer old brass buttons and Czech glass buttons, when making a small collage. Stitch the buttons on top of a seam. Add some lazy daisy leaves, a little bit of Feather stitch, using Krienik metallic braids and finish with loose-wrapped French knots. Add seed beads among the floral spray.
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.