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
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.