June 21, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #40: Diana Watters

Wonderful Wednesday 40 - Diana Watters Handmade, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita

This Sea to Sky cross stitch pattern by Diana Watters Handmade on Etsy is just fabulous. I love the minimal textures and colors and modern look to this piece!

From Diana's bio on Etsy, this Toronto artist is: "a designer, and metal fabricator, that has a serious penchant for cross stitch and colour." I'm really looking forward to seeing more from her!

Blue Parrot Modern Counted Cross Stitch pattern by Diana Watters Handmade, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita

Follow Diana on Instagram: @dianawatters_handmade
(https://www.instagram.com/dianawatters_handmade/)

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

June 20, 2017

Twitter Tuesday #3: Well Embroidered

Twitter Tuesday 3 - Well Embroidered, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita

Today's feature is a gorgeous crewel work piece in progress by Well Embroidered (https://twitter.com/Wellembroidered), a Royal School of Needlework trained embroiderer.

It's been a joy watching this piece grow day by day - follow Well Embroidered on Twitter or on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/wellembroidered/) if you'd like to see more!

Would you like to be featured in our Twitter Tuesday series? Be sure to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/feelingstitchy), and tag your embroidery with #embroidery, #handembroidery or #feelingstitchy so we can find you!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

June 13, 2017

Stitchy Snippets - Smocked Jewels

Original artwork by Tinctory, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Check out this really unusual jewelry by UK based textile artist Tinctory. Luxurious silks are beautifully hand dyed using natural dyes from plants. Smocking is used to transform the fabric into wonderful shapes, textures and patterns. This traditional embroidery technique involves gathering fabric and holding the pleats into place with patterned stitches, which provide further adornment as well as being functional. Taking much inspiration from the world around her, Tinctory's jewellery resembles natural elements and appears as if it has been plucked from an English garden.

Original artwork by Tinctory, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Tinctory, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Tinctory, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Tinctory, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Tinctory, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy



Hi, I'm Julia - an embroidery enthusiast based in Amsterdam with a lifelong passion for textiles. I like to mix things up by combining different techniques and mediums - my origami styled dress won the Hand & Lock embroidery prize. Join me on my exploration of embroidery with mixed media and fibre art.

Twitter Tuesday #2: Paraffle Embroidery

Twitter Tuesday 2 - Paraffle Embroidery, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita

Hello all! Today I'm featuring a lovely tweet by Paraffle Embroidery - a set of lovely embroideries stitched for a wedding.

Paraffle embroidery is an Etsy shop by Sammy Bishop featuring lovely patterns, kits, and original embroideries - be sure to pay her shop a visit!

Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/paraffle
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paraffle_embroidery/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Paraffle_/status/874257255964827648

If you would like to be featured in our Twitter Tuesday feature, please tag your tweets #embroidery and/or #feelingstitchy!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

June 8, 2017

Craft With Conscience Series by Sarah K. Benning

Original embroidery by Michelle Kingdom, featured by Sarah K. Benning in the series Craft With Conscience

I am blown away by the latest interview of Michelle Kingdom on Sarah K. Benning's site - her work is so consistently innovative and breathtakingly beautiful and daring. I also had the honor of interviewing Michelle for our blog - here is that post.

The interview with Michelle is part of a larger series called Craft With Conscience - in Sarah's own words:

"This series arose out of my own frustrations related to seeing my work constantly copied stitch-for-stitch, sold without permission, and credited to other people. Rather than wallowing in unproductive negative emotions, I wanted to find a way to bring this common issue to light in a positive way. My solution was to share the work of artists, crafters, designers, and makers who I greatly admire for their originality and dedication."

I love the idea of using a negative experience as inspiration to share something positive and inspiring with the world. Definitely an idea I come back to, again and again, and my main source of inspiration as I write my posts for Feeling Stitchy.

I highly recommend a visit to Sarah K. Benning's site, and the Michelle Kingdom interview!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

June 7, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #39: Velvet Pony Design

Wonderful Wednesday 39 Velvet Pony Design, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita

The colors and textures in this Geometric Bear pattern by Velvet Pony Design on Etsy are amazing!

This Geometric Owl pattern is also quite adorable, with a similar woodsy palette. These are both fabulous intermediate cross stitch patterns!


Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

June 6, 2017

Twitter Tuesday #1

Twitter Tuesday 1 - Oh My Golly Embroidery, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita
Hi all, today I'm starting a new feature called Twitter Tuesday on Feeling Stitchy - on it I feature lovely embroidery I find on Twitter.

Click the photos or links to see more of the marvelous Twitter handles I'm featuring today - @omgembroidery, @margdier, and @messymaura .

Beetle embroidery by Marg Dier on Twitter
Beetle embroidery by Marg Dier, @margdier on Twitter

floral embroidery by The Messy Brunette on Twitter
Floral embroidery by The Messy Brunette, @messymaura on Twitter

Would you like to be featured in our Twitter feature? Be sure to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/feelingstitchy or @feelingstitchy.

Tag your embroidery on Twitter with #embroidery and/or #feelingstitchy so we can find you!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

May 31, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #38: Unpicking

Wonderful Wednesday 38 - Unpicking by Madi Astolfi, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita

I was so excited to see that Madi Astolfi of Unpicking (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Unpicking) has made PDF patterns of her lovely designs!

This Prickly Love pattern is adorable and perfect for a beginner in embroidery:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/502323216/embroidery-patterns-by-unpicking-prickly

Prickly Love pattern by Unpicking on Etsy

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I know countless people have been inspired by Madi's gorgeous Instagram feed (https://www.instagram.com/unpicking/) and her hand-embroidered items seem to sell out immediately. But now you can make your own!

Just Enough Cacti pattern by Unpicking on Etsy

Up above is her Just enough Cacti Mini pattern with an alternate color scheme available as well: https://www.etsy.com/listing/503428435/embroidery-patterns-by-unpicking-just

Follow Madi on Instagram to see more of her beautiful work: https://www.instagram.com/unpicking

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

May 26, 2017

Annoying Copyright Violation Notice - Sew Artsy

I'd like to sincerely thank Mary Corbet of Needle n' Thread who was kind enough to share that a copyright violator named Sew Artsy (www.sewartsy.com) is republishing all our Feeling Stitchy articles verbatim, without any attribution to us, on their site.

In the next few weeks, I'll be contacting Host Gator, the site host to request that all of our articles which were illegally reproduced be removed from their site.

In the meantime, please note that if you see our articles anywhere other than www.feelingstitchy.com, you are viewing an unauthorized copy of our content.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

May 24, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #37: Brynn and Co

Wonderful Wednesday 37 - Brynn and Co, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita

I am loving this Love PDF pattern in the wonderful Brynn and Co shop on Etsy! I have long been a fan of Amanda's delicate stitching and adorable haberdashery, and now you have a chance to try your hand at her patterns!

Also, how beautiful are these Prismatic stork scissors?
Prismatic stork scissors by Brynn and Co

For more loveliness by Amanda, follow her handle on Instagram, @brynnandcoshop.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

May 16, 2017

Stitchy Snippets - Silk Webs

Original artwork by Nava Lubelski, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Paint drips, splashes and a burst of colour darned together with threads which dart in between like spiders dancing across the canvas and weaving webs in purpose designed spaces. Textile artist Nava Lubelski creates wonderfully vibrant pieces. I am fascinated in how she bridges the gap between a once throwaway and often damaged piece of textile and to transform it into a work of art. Nava talks about her art: "My work explores the contradictions between the impulse to destroy and the compulsion to mend. I juxtapose rapid acts of destruction, such as spilling and cutting, with painstaking, restorative labor. Embroideries are hand-stitched over stains and rips, contrasting the accidental with the meticulous."

In our current age, where resources are becoming ever scarcer, innovative restoration techniques such as Nava's are extremely relevant. To take a seemingly damaged piece of fabric and convert the fault into a feature shows real ingenuity and the results are beautiful.

Original artwork by Nava Lubelski, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Nava Lubelski, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Nava Lubelski, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Nava Lubelski, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Nava Lubelski, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy


Original artwork by Nava Lubelski, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Nava Lubelski, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Nava Lubelski, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy





Hi, I'm Julia - an embroidery enthusiast based in Amsterdam with a lifelong passion for textiles. I like to mix things up by combining different techniques and mediums - my origami styled dress won the Hand & Lock embroidery prize. Join me on my exploration of embroidery with mixed media and fibre art.

May 10, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Married

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Wedding photos by floresita

I don't usually post many personal details, but I thought this past Saturday might be a good exception - because on May 6, I married the man of my dreams.

Wedding photos by floresita

Finding the perfect dress took a little trial and error - since the first one was altered too tightly to be wearable. I was able to get all my money back, and found this lovely vintage dress on Ebay for a pittance. It was perfect, and perfect for me. I loved the back and the embellishments and since it was an older dress, I liked the idea that I'd be wearing something unique.

Wedding photos by floresita

Our ceremony was beautiful - surrounded by all the people I love (finally in one place!) in our church, which has so much meaning to us. I chose simple flowers because I didn't want to even try to compete with the natural beauty of the church.

Wedding photos by floresita

Wedding photos by floresita

Wedding photos by floresita

Wedding photos by floresita

Never in a million years did I think we could clean up so nicely. :) It still feels so surreal, like it all happened to somebody else.

Wedding photos by floresita

I wore a lovely, lighter dress at our reception, which I also found on Ebay and paid less than I paid for my simple bouquet. I'm proud of that because we were on a tight budget, and were prioritizing saving money for our life together.

Wedding photos by floresita

I wanted to be able to dance and move, and this dress was perfect for that. Although it was a bit snug after flautas and barbeque. :)

Wedding photos by floresita

I suppose the most expensive purchase of my ensemble was the lovely ivory veil I wore - but I think it was well worth the price. I'd seen many expensive veils with unimpressive stitching, but the embellishment on this one was gorgeous. It was Bel Aire Bridal V7300 in ivory, if you're interested. :)

I'm still waiting on the professional photos - believe it or not these lovely photos were all snapped by my bridesmaid, niece, cousin, and wonderful sister-in-law.

Wedding photos by floresita

I'll leave you with our first dance - I am so thankful - beyond happy, beyond lucky, and beyond blessed! Hope you enjoy these few photos and memories with me.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

April 26, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #36: Hoffelt and Hooper

Wonderful Wednesday 36 - Hoffelt and Hooper, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita

What a beautiful kit this is, by Hoffelt And Hooper, on Etsy! This kit comes with: Printed cotton fabric (and I love that blue), 5" embroidery hoop, full skeins of DMC embroidery floss, Embroidery Needle, and a PDF stitching guide.

I can't think of a lovelier gift for a stitcher of any skill level! To see more loveliness by Sarah, visit her Instagram.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

April 19, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #35: Garten Craft

Wonderful Wednesday 35 - Garten Craft, a Feeling Stitchy feature by floresita

I adore the colors and satin stitched textures in this beautiful Southwestern Embroidery by Garten Craft on Etsy. Visit her shop to see more of her lovely woven and embroidered work!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

April 18, 2017

Stitchy Snippets - Textile Bakery

Original artwork by Beatrice Oettinger, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Recently, I have met with the most wonderful and fantastic work by Beatrice Oettinger.

An explosion of floral elements, her textile pieces and dresses are beautifully ethereal and refreshingly inspirational. Beatrice’s garments are composed from silks, organzas, real flowers, wool and also baked dough!

In Beatrice’s words: 'Each garment is unique—an expression of a moment, a season, a walk—alchemically mixed and shaped—made for inspiration—full of seeds that can be brought back to life if you abandon them to nature again.'

Original artwork by Beatrice Oettinger, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Beatrice Oettinger, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Beatrice Oettinger, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Beatrice Oettinger, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Beatrice Oettinger, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Beatrice Oettinger, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Beatrice Oettinger, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Original artwork by Beatrice Oettinger, featured by Julia Titchfield on Feeling Stitchy

Hi, I'm Julia - an embroidery enthusiast based in Amsterdam with a lifelong passion for textiles. I like to mix things up by combining different techniques and mediums - my origami styled dress won the Hand & Lock embroidery prize. Join me on my exploration of embroidery with mixed media and fibre art.

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