June 10, 2010

Green Category Winner - Rainbow of Stitches Contest


The Green category of the Rainbow in Stitches Contest had many great entries and they were all so different too that I had a hard time deciding on the winner. There were a couple of photos that I kept coming back to though and especially Sarah's embroidery 'Green' had that 'Awesome-I-wish-I-thought-of-that' factor. It is stitched with a very neat satin stitch on one of my favourite fabrics ever (Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt) and I admire the minimalist approach.

So...without further ado I would like to introduce: Sarah!

Describe yourself in 10 words or less
Hobbyist needle jockey

What inspired your entry?
I *love* this fabric sooo much I just had to do something fun with it.

What is your favourite stitch?

Who or what inspires you to stitch?
Bare walls and requests from my boyfriend

How long have you been stitching and how did you get started?
I've been stitching for about 2 years now. My boyfriend asked me one day why I bought all these craftbooks and didn't "make" anything. I guess that pushed me to just go for it and not worry about failing.

Are there any stitchers in the Feeling Stitchy Flickr pool you have noticed?
Doe-c-Doe her stitching and applique is *so* amazing
Girl Incognito (Itsastitch) lovely chemistry embroidery

Some great other entries that caught my eye were Green by Raphaela TE, Luna Moth by Giggly Mama, and Autumn Tree Lady by Say Say oh Playmate. But I could name many many more. Thanks all for participating, I can't wait for the next contest!


  1. I love this so much -- your stitching is just beautiful and I LOVE BOWS! You have definitely inspired me with this piece, so now I have to go through my vintage fabric to see if I can find something to embroider.

  2. Oh my gosh! Thanks so much for the lovely shout out, I'm so flattered, your stuff is beautiful :)

  3. Soo pretty! Such a wonderful idea too!

  4. congratulations! your piece is wonderfully executed {satin stitch = makes me crazy because I'm not good at it} & such a clever idea :)

    p.s. *blush* I'm so flattered for the shout out as well...thank you!

  5. That is *remarkably* well-done. Just gorgeous and enviably perfect technique!

  6. Simple is good, and in this case, marvelous!