Why I love the French knot

Why I love the French knot

Hours and hours of stitching and this beautiful little picture is complete. I decided to change it from a 5X7 image to a 5X5 square… partly because of the way the image looked as a square and also because I found a perfect mat/frame in my studio and it really...
Photo to Thread Painting

Photo to Thread Painting

This photo was taken by a good friend while staying at a vineyard in British Columbia. As soon as I saw it, I knew this would make a spectacular thread painting, but I wasn’t certain I could do it justice with all of the detailed rows and layers of landscape...
Capturing moments in thread

Capturing moments in thread

Just finished stitching the final grasses on this course sample for the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. This image was taken from the dock at my parent’s home in rural Manitoba. The channel of water is protected from the lake and is the most amazing...

Why stop at mending?

I can see this is going to get out of hand!🤭 I simply LOVE the look of the cotton sashiko thread on denim and am now looking for ANYWHERE that I can add it. I’ve been asked if visible mending can be done with regular 6-strand embroidery floss or perle cotton,...

My latest obsession

I can’t get enough of visible mending. I’m embarrassed to admit that my daughters and I succumbed to the recent trend of buying super worn and pre-ripped jeans (why???🤦‍♀️) and now that it’s not so cool, there seems to be an enormous number of holes...