the stitch maestro

WOODLANDS WATERWAY ARTS Festival    Woodlands, TX - POSTPONED to October 17th & 18th

CHEROKEE ART FAIR     Louisville, KY - CANCELLED

BROOKSIDE ART ANNUAL    Kansas City, MO - POSTPONED to September 18th-20th

LENEXA ART FAIR    Lenexa, KS - CANCELLED

PASEO ART FAIR    Oklahoma City, OK - POSTPONED to September 5th-7th

PRAIRIE VILLAGE ART SHOW    Prairie Village, KS - June 5th - 7th - CANCELLED

COLLEGE HILL ARTS FESTIVAL   Cedar Falls, IA - June 19th & 20th - CANCELLED

SMOKY HILL RIVER FESTIVAL  - CANCELLED

PLAZA ART FAIR    KANSAS CITY, MO - September 25th-27th

​St. James Art Show    Louisville, KY - October 2nd - 4th    BOOTH FS - cancelled

ARTCLECTIC    Nashville, TN - October 23rd -25th    WILL BE HELD ONLINE  

MY PROCESS


​​​​I make my pieces using a digital embroidery process. With my drawing scanned

into the stitch program and using a stylus, I plot the path of the sewing machine

needle by placing each and every stitch. With this process I can create texture with layers,

stitch direction, and density. This is a long process and can take several hours. Once I've

completed this I feed the design into the sewing machine and it is sewn according to how I

plotted and arranged the stitches.


The backgrounds are fabric which I paint in acrylic. Painting is messy and I usually keep the

studio door closed because the cats always want to help .


Most of the frames I make from bits and pieces of reclaimed wood and I dismantle antique

frames and resize.


I get inspiration from everywhere and anything, including my three cats and my garden. I

usually draw everyday. It's therapeutic and keeps me from drinking too much wine.


I am grateful and fortunate that I can make a living selling my work. I work very hard but

wouldn't change it for anything.


Thanks for looking.


​Cheers,   Andrew