June 9, 2010
Red Category Winner - Rainbow of Stitches Contest
Posted by Kirsty
The winner of the red category is Cath from Chunky Chooky.
Describe yourself in 10 words or less.
Optimistic, opinionated, craft- obsessed, vertically gifted, tea lovin', mum, wife.
What inspired your entry?
What I love about embroidery is the most basic of shapes can look amazing just filled in with a few different colours. I wanted a simple shape to fill in that would look good hung on my wall. As soon as I saw the deer silhouette I knew I had to stitch it.
What is your favourite stitch?
Its a toss up between backstitch and long & short stitch
Who or what inspires you to stitch?
I have always wanted to stitch... but wandering around the local craft shop with the Winne the Pooh / teddy inspired stitching...it made me gag ... when I stumbled across Sublime Stitching and Subversive Cross Stitch I thought FINALLY!!! Something I want to stitch! I bought a few patterns and books and set to work.
How long have you been stitching and how did you get started?
I have been doing embroidery for about 6 months. I am still learning and I am constantly emailing stitchy bloggers/ flickr contacts with questions... they have all been so helpful. I got started with a Sublime Stitching iron on transfer...
Are there any stitchers in the Feeling Stitchy Flickr pool you have noticed?
Lovin" Goodgorilla and jammysage
Thanks so much for choosing me as a finalist!
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The red category was hotly contested. There were a huge number of entries & the competition was fierce.
There's a gallery of red stitchery here which Cath's deer was selected from. I think that they all deserve an honorable mention.
Well done Cath - your piece is beautiful.