Contemporary Needle Arts

Free Beaded Eye Template

Free Beaded Eye Template

If you tried out the My Beading Heart Tutorial and got hooked on the art of embellishment, here’s a great next project to get some practice in. I beaded mine on my well-loved Joe Fresh denim shirt (I loooove Joe Fresh), but like the heart […]

My Beading Heart – Free Tutorial

My Beading Heart – Free Tutorial

My materials: Embroidery needle – a beading needle is needed if you are using small seed beads. 2 strands of DMC embroidery floss (can use fishing line) Size 6 glass Czech beads – assorted coloursMuslin fabric (can use many fabrics as a foundation – linen, […]

Fall Classes at Hello Studios – Ottawa

Fall Classes at Hello Studios – Ottawa

Join me this Fall at Hello Studios by Lovisart for 3 Textile Arts Workshops! Weaving Workshop – Warp and Weft 101  Thursday, October 25 at Hello Studios by Lovisart 6-9pm $60 + HST Needle Felting Workshop Saturday, November 10 at Hello Studios by Lovisart 10am […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Satin Stitch Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Satin Stitch Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of the Satin Stitch, a traditional filling stitch. My stitching is a little open here to show each stitch, but really is best to get as close as possible to the previous stitch. A good tip is to always put […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Long and Short Stitch Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Long and Short Stitch Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of the Long and Short Stitch, a stitch I use all the time when embroidering animals. It can look like fur or feathers, esp when done so it isn’t so consistent… I wanted to show the basics of the stitch […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – My Cat Needed Attention Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – My Cat Needed Attention Video

Beause EVERYBODY has to stop what they’re doing when the cat needs attention. This video has no sound to distract you from the beauty of Stella. haha!

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Back Stitch Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Back Stitch Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of the Back Stitch, a common outlining stitch, which I have lovingly shortened to BS. Come up from the back and pull thread gently taut and then go down on the outline line, then come up from the back approx […]

Tulip Festival 2018 – Art Exhibit and Demo

Tulip Festival 2018 – Art Exhibit and Demo

I am proud to be exhibiting my work again at the Canadian Tulip Festival – at Lansdowne Park – The Art and Culture Tulip Experience Activities Art Gallery. I have two pieces on display (update: Now SOLD!) and I will also be giving a demonstration […]

WAM: Women Artist Mentors Interview

WAM: Women Artist Mentors Interview

It was such a pleasure to be interviewed by WAM: Women Artist Mentors, by women artists I admire and follow! For the full interview, please visit their website!