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. :)
Gabriela | agulha não pica | worldonlap
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 | Lacer's Life | Mrs. Lacer’s Attic
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!
Lia | SummerdayStudio | Flickr | Instagram - @summerdaystudio
Lia runs a farm during the day and crafts into the wee hours of the night. She was going to be a lawyer, but ended up in art school. She continues to hone her craft in embroidery and other needlework by spending copious amounts of time deciphering old books that she finds in second-hand bookstores and online. She blogs about her crafty life over at SummerdayStudio, and is constantly living in a state of inspiration by all the amazing artists and visuals she comes across.
Pam | Faster Kittykill | Craftster Quickies
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.
Although Beth's avatar and online name (Bookwormbethie) proclaim her obvious love for books and reading, she is equally smitten holding a needle and thread. Beth began sewing back in April 2009, having already developed a fondness for embroidery a couple years prior. Beth is a self-taught stitcher and is greatly appreciative of the online crafting community for its help, encouragement, and praise.
When not reading or stitching, Beth loves to bake, spend time with her two favorite guys (her hubby and dog), and play Scrabble and chess.
Jenny Hart is an artist, designer and author. After first trying embroidery in the summer of 2000, she founded Sublime Stitching "This Ain't Your Gramma's Embroidery" to introduce alternative patterns and resources for stitching. Hart is the author of Embroidered Effects (Chronicle Books) and seven additional titles on embroidery.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently with a solo show of embroidery-inspired drawings at Galerie LJ in Paris, France. In 2012, her embroidered work La Llorona will become a part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Collection. After ten years in Austin, Texas, Hart relocated to Los Angeles, California where she plays with her 2 year-old niece every chance she gets.
John | Quilt Dad | Fat Quarterly
John Adams is a hand stitcher, quilter, sewist, husband, dad, and all around crafty guy (not in that order!) His blog, Quilt Dad, has become a popular destination for modern quilters, largely because of his inspirational projects as well as his down-to-earth, approachable style.
John is also a founder of Fat Quarterly, a new e-zine for modern sewists and quilters that is chock full of original patterns, project ideas, articles, and interviews with fellow members of the online crafting community. John is a self-taught embroiderer and organized the popular Hoop Up! Stitch & Send Swap on Flickr. John is inspired by the work of the many talented stitchers that follow Feeling Stitchy and is proud to blog here!