Feeling Stitchy's editor and founder, floresita is an avid stitcher, knitter and crafter. You can see some of her stitching in Embroidered Effects and on her blog. Her version of Edward in cross-stitch was featured in Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight. Yes, that's silly. She still thinks it's kind of awesome. She also collects vintage embroidery patterns.
Floresita created the Flickr Embroidery group in 2006, and started Feeling Stitchy a year later, in 2007. She continues to admin, write, and design here. She thinks "founder" sounds so weird and formal and "admin" sounds so cold and managerial. So she's trying out "editor," which more aptly describes what she does here. She's very happy to meet you. Now, go make something. :)
Gabi learned to embroider as a child. Later, she asked her daughter if she wanted to learn. Her daughter replied: "The needle pricks!” This fear of learning was familiar to her - as a university professor for many years, she taught complex formulas that were difficult to learn. She strongly believes that we can teach ourselves to face our fear… with needles as with complex formulas… when used with the head and the heart, the needle doesn’t prick!
Gabi's shops agulha não pica and worldonlap were born from this motivation. Her shop name, agulha não pica, literally means: "the needle doesn’t prick." Her embroidery kits, craft products, and her posts are all inspired by Portuguese traditions.
Jo features new embroidery patterns each Sunday on Feeling Stitchy, and is always discovering something new for us. She contributed the "Microbe Hankies" project in Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery. On her personal blog, Lacer’s Life, Jo blogs about craft, food (growing it as well as eating it), books, and her family. She has a fledgling shop called Mrs. Lacer’s Attic where she sells hand embroidered pieces.
Kristen | Bobby Pin Bandit | Flickr
Kristen is a lover of all things stitchy and crafty, and has been sewing for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother taught her to sew Barbie clothes when she was young and she's been sewing ever since. She started embroidering about eight years ago when she wanted to fix an embroidered blouse she bought in Mexico.
When Kristen isn't sewing, stitching or crafting, she's working on her dissertation or spending time with Douglas, a quirky comedian of a miniature pinscher. She's excited to join the Feeling Stitchy crew and looks forward to sharing some fun stitching tutorials with ya’ll!
Pam has been a moderator for the Needlework boards on Craftster since 2004 and is the lovely star of the Craftster Quickies video series. In her spare time Pam likes to make silly craft videos and blog and play with her three pups and her wonderful husband.
She is a lover of all things vintage but has a particular fondness for vintage embroidery patterns, which she collects every chance she gets. When she is not stitching, she makes a mean cocktail and will probably bake you cookies if you ask. She has an etsy shop, Three Jacks Design.