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. :)
Guest BloggersJulia | Facebook | Hand and Lock
Based in Amsterdam, Julia Titchfield is an embroidery enthusiast with a life long passion for textiles. Since Julia was a young girl she has had a keen interest in embroidery and used to spend many a rainy day on summer holidays stitching away in the family caravan. Her introduction to work with a needle came from both her mother and grandmother. Through them unfolded a fascinating world of embroidery, bobbin lace, dress-making and crochet.
She went on to pursue this fundamental foundation in textiles more formally at college where she was encouraged to explore a wide range of textile design and in particular surface decoration and machine embroidery. Julia is an extremely tactile person, therefore she has a natural affinity with materials. Textile design provides a perfect platform for me to express herself. More recently, she has concentrated on refining her handwork and now includes weaving, paper cutting, sculpture and origami.
Amy features interesting embroidery and stitch-related photos she finds on Instagram. Use #feelingstitchyig on Instagram for pictures you want her to find. Amy is a hand embroidery artist who embroiders images and text that range from the whimsical, to the unexpected, to the evocative, on a range of playful and vintage-inspired fabrics.
A librarian by day, she spends every other waking moment as the creative force behind Random Acts of Amy. She lives with her super-supportive husband, two Chihuahuas, Pitador, and longhaired cat. She has an Etsy shop, Random Acts of Amy.
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.
Michelle | Mooshie Stitch | Flickr
Michelle (aka Mooshie) has been stitching since 2007. She owns more embroidery hoops than she will ever need and describes herself as "a borderline hoarder of floss." Michelle was born and raised in the Midwest but moved to the Pacific Northwest about three years ago.
In her spare time Michelle hangs out with her dog Sega, plans her next hike, or tries to convince her husband to draw her embroidery patterns.
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.
Wendy | ThimbleNest | Thimblenest shop | Flickr | Pinterest
Wendy has been embroidering since age 9 when her grandma gave her some blank tea towels and a set of Aunt Martha’s transfers. Those original tea towels recently bit the dust, but her love for all things fiber-related is still going strong.
In between homeschooling 2 young boys and trying to maintain some semblance of order, Wendy blogs at ThimbleNest, creates embroidery patterns for her shop, and scrolls through Flickr and Pinterest for more stitchy inspiration.
Whitney | Tumblr
Whitney shares a new embroidery stitch on the blog once a month, learning as she goes with the rest of the blog. She hails from beautiful South Carolina where she works as an event planner and lives with her husband and two spoiled cats.
Embroidery is her first and true crafty love, though she also enjoys painting, sewing and other crafts. Her other loves include graphic design, craft beer and baking.