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|It started with these pages in my journal|
By the way, I'm teaching at the Long Beach Quilt Festival in July and check out this generous blog post by Pokey Bolton about one of the workshops I'm teaching. And, speaking of Pokey, I'm giving away Series 900, Episodes 1-13 of Quilting Arts TV on DVD. brand new! No, I'm not in this series, but just feeling generous. (Actually, I ordered a second copy by mistake, so why not give it away!) Leave a comment and tell me if you enjoy hand stitching and what is it that you stitch. I'll select a random winner on June 19th!
|leave a comment and maybe win this DVD set|
Hi Jane! I am a painter and a quilter so I love to stitch! What a nice idea to have this give-away. I love Pokey's show.ReplyDelete
What great timing! I've only just begun adding hand stitch to my quilts and it's usually just a seed stitch so I can add your stitches to my repertoire!ReplyDelete
Good Morning Jane,ReplyDelete
I love to hand stitch. I find it very meditative and relaxing. ... and of course you can accomplish something in a short period of time.
Thank you for this opportunity.
I love wool appliqué and English Papr Piecing. I love your project bag! Thanks for a chance to win the DVDs!!ReplyDelete
I'm a quilter and beginning watercolorist. I really enjoyed your online class: On Location. Your bag is really creative. What a great reference to handstitching. I mostly do handstitching with wool, but I also like other fabrics. Handstitching is great therapy! Thanks for your give away and all your inspiration!
I LOVE hand stitching. It gives me a sense of peace when I'm stitching.ReplyDelete
Hi Jane, I find hand stitching relaxing and immediate. I'm trying a crazy quilt by hand and the stitch samples are a perfect idea to help me along.ReplyDelete
I love hand stitching. I like the rhythm of the in and out of stitching. When I was little my mom taught me to embroider and I did pillow cases etc. Then I did shadow work as a course to get out of the house for an evening when I had young children. I learned to smock when I had a baby girl. I still hand quilt some for special things and I am making a dear jane by hand and a grandmother flower garden. But I have not embroidered for awhile. But now that I am doing more art quilting I can use my embroidery skills.ReplyDelete
I love your sampler bag!
To many projects... to little time.
Oh and I would like the quilting arts series too!
I love to hand stitch... now...cross stitch...by i want to advance.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this opportunity.
I love your blog
What a lovely idea, Jane, to give away your extra copy of the QA series! I have been doing hand-stitching since I was about 10, and love the look of handwork on just about anything! I also really enjoy doing it. Your handout idea is wonderful... a work of art in itself, naturally!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all your wonderful creative inspiration!
I love your 'stitching guide' bag! What a great idea!ReplyDelete
I enjoy hand stitching - it's great to have something portable in the car when you're waiting to collect your children from their various activities! at the moment I'm stitching hexagons!
You are just so smart! Love the idea and the work! I do love stitching, especially french knots! Currently, I am working on a quilted wall hanging and am almost finished with the hand quilting part. And I can't wait to finish so I can move on to the hundreds of french knots I have planned for my new silk thread, which I have never worked with before! :)ReplyDelete
Hand stitching is so relaxing, I stitch on fabrics and paper. Thanks for this opportunity to win!ReplyDelete
Hand stitching to me is what makes me feel like my work is both a work of art and passion. The process of hand stitching is relaxing and I feel like I am drawing and creating as I stitch. Right now I a hand stitching and embellishing with beads, charms, fibers and using color and symbolism on wet felted egg containers I make. I create the egg shape and once it is dry, I remove the mold ( an egg ) , cut it open and ponder for a bit. Then I start the work...all hand stitched. I call my containers Feltagge Fleggs and am embarking on afertility series soon. The name came from my significant other based on felted eggs with legs that kind of look like Faberege Eggs...only with softer materials! I LOVE creating these eggs as I normally work in pastels and watercolor.ReplyDelete
i have been accused of being odd, but i love to sew on the quilt binding! it is relaxing, rewarding and helps mark the end of a maybe long project. i have always enjoyed having needle and thread or floss in my hand working on cloth or paper. l am expanding into hand stitching on needle felted backgrounds and have bookmarked this page of your blog (on my phone) as a reminder of the stitches available to me. thanks for all the stitches you share and the generous giveaway. but how about giving away a copy of your stitchy class bag? that is way cooler that the dvds. sorry poKey!ReplyDelete
I love to add a small amount of hand stitching to my projects just to make them "reflect me". This reminds me that I come from many generations of sewers/quilters who did all of their work by hand.ReplyDelete
What a fun way to have interaction with your followers to offer a free give away.Such fun to read the comments of other stitchers...I've been stitching since I was a child, but in a slow fashion. Thus, my alias, slwqltr. I love quilting, stitching, anything with my hands and have started journaling. Your blog is giving me constant inspiration and making me grow as an artist! It takes me forever and a day to finish a project, but when it's finished, it's the best feeling in the world, success! Love, love, love your blog, would love to meet you in person some day and I would LOVE to win the Quilting Arts DVD! Cheers!ReplyDelete
I love to paint and to stitch - sometimes in the same piece - what a wonderful and creative bag! I would so love to win as I have never had the chance to watch this program. thanks for the chanceReplyDelete
i love the idea of hand stitching and the look of it. i get caught up in comparing my results with others. love seeing yoursReplyDelete
I love to hand stitch. I started embroidery when I was young. It is very relaxing and rewarding to see small pieces of art.ReplyDelete
The QA TV looks like it would be a great asset, to any sewing room/studio!!! I'm IN. I am currently adding some fun embroidery/embellishments to some fiber postcards.... where they are going.... don't know yet!ReplyDelete
I love hand stitching and Quilting Arts so this would be something I would enjoy. I find it very peaceful to hand stitch. My grandmother taught me some of the basics when I was old enough to handle a needle and then introduced more stitches as I got older. We both enjoyed stitching together and did so on a regular basis until she passed at age 91. I continue stitching and it always reminds me of the great times with her. Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyDelete
Jane, that is most clever piece! I'm realizing how much more personality hand stitching gives to any piece. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Jane, what a great idea! Cute and practical too.ReplyDelete
Your sampler is wonderful, Jane! I gotta make something like that for all my samples. Among many other things (quilting, knitting, etc.) Been doing some stitching lately and you can see it on my blog. http://debbiesfiberwork.blogspot.comReplyDelete
From felted wool jackets to Hawaiian quilts.... I love hand stitching. Your muslin bag is a wonderful lesson and reminder of the stitches. Keep inspiring us, Jane!ReplyDelete
Your bag is so great :-)ReplyDelete
Love your giveaway - kross my fingers. Have a great week end.
Quilthugs from Norway.
I want to start stitching and i'm afraid to start......what if i can't do it what if i make a mistake ...you know....i got the 'what ifs'..I have the fabric i have the thread and there it sits waiting to become a pillow.... Please do put me in your drawing, maybe its the help i need. Hugs! deb
I love the bag. Appliqué and embroidery are what I enjoy doing. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win / I love those DVDs!! I learned how to embroider on paper napkins that had embossed flowers on them!! I would just embroider those napkins!!!! I have an embroidery picture that my mother started when she was very very young (she passed away in November at 93) I am going to frame it though it is unfinished unless maybe YOU think it would be cool to finish it myself??? Just wondering! Maybe I will bring it to Shelbyville KY and let you take a look email@example.comReplyDelete
Hi Jane: I love to paint, draw and stitch, not necessarily in that order. Would love to have the series too.ReplyDelete
I'd love to win this giveaway, and also would love to see your bag in person....will you bringing it to Nice?ReplyDelete
I still have my bag and stitching guide to assemble from our Geography of Loss workshop in March! I would love to win your DVD. I love to handstitch small pieces, paper and fabric, to embellish all kinds of art work. My favorite stitch seems to be the buttonhole or blanket stitch. xoReplyDelete
In this day of machine quilting, I love to add some hand stitching to my work. I just think it warms it up and makes it mine.ReplyDelete
Jane...This DVD is on my wishlist - would love to be the winner of the draw. I sit and hand quilt as I watch my collection of shows....a delight for me.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the opportunity!
Hello, I am not big fan of hand stitching, but I use them like small details or sometimes big details on my knitting projects :)). I love your blog is so inspirative.ReplyDelete
Regards from Czech Republic (Europe) sorry for my English
Hand sewing feeds my soul. I love my sewing machine but it's a machine. my needle and thread are attached directly to me and it is meditative and calming work. I love to bead and then embellish the beading with hand stitches.ReplyDelete
Love your blog. Just learned from Candy Hartman how to do a French Knot without getting totally frustrated.
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I enjoy hand stitching and do embroideries, cross stitch, hand quilting, bead embellishment, sewing down bindings, and ribbon work. I am always looking for new ideas and really enjoy watching QA. Thanks for your generous offer.ReplyDelete
Jane, what a great idea for your bag! My goal this summer is to finish a quilt for my daughter-in-law that her grandmother started for her before she passed away. It is all hand turned applique, so a friend is going to work with me to learn how during the "summer olympics nites" at our local quilt shop. I'm looking forward to the challenge!ReplyDelete
Hi Jane, I have been following you through Quilting Arts mag etc, so I was thrilled to find your blog and join. I love hand stitching because there is a direct connection between the hand and what you create giving you a more immediate sense of satisfaction, and also some kind of physical (mainly tactile I suppose) pleasure. I'd love to receive the QA giveaway too, if I had a bit of luck!ReplyDelete
I love stitching on clothing that I make from cotton jersey. And on books that I make. On art quilts. On fingerless gloves...on lots of things! I'd love to win a copy of the DVD Jane. Thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
I love handstitching. I really like applique and decorating ready-to-wear with embroidery.ReplyDelete
You got me hooked Jane. I took your class at the San Diego Museum of Art a few weeks ago and am still stitching on my little quilt. I loved the class and am loving playing with thread. By the way, I thought your bag was adorable. You had it at your class and I appreciate you posting the link to the product you used today.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the opportunity to win the DVD set!
I am a stitcher of many different things. Would love to win.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, so weird! I have this in my cart at the Interweave shop and have been struggling to hit the purchase button in the hopes of a sale. What a hoot it would be to win it. I love hand stitching of all kinds. I play with cross-stitch, needlepoint, and embroidery. I'm still learning stitches, but I love incorporating texture in anything sewn or crocheted with stitches. I LOVE threads off all sizes and colors.ReplyDelete
My hand stitching isn't the greatest but I like the added texture to projects.ReplyDelete
I love hand stitching. Lately I have been making recycled circle wall hangings and love the look of stitching on them.ReplyDelete
Very cute! Would love to win the DVDReplyDelete
Your little stitch compositions are so much fun! What a clever idea. I love to add hand stitching and leading to ATCs.ReplyDelete
Hi Jane, what a great idea your bag is! My favourite thing is to hand stitch. My sewing machine are not friends yet but we're working on it.ReplyDelete
Sharon A from New Zealand
You are so in the Big Time with endorsements like Pokey's. I knew you when....ReplyDelete
My day is not complete unless I stitch every day. I am usually embroidering something that will eventually go into a wall hanging or a table topper. I usually stick to the basic stitches and find them very therapeutic. Much cheaper than a therapist! Love your blog! Linda C
Love hand stitching - must do more of it. Latest piece was stitched on woven sari ribbonsReplyDelete
I love your stitchy bag!!! Would love a chance to win the DVD set!ReplyDelete
I like to hand embellish my art quilt pieces. I generally sart with a mono print and then free motion work. The final layer is hand embroidered and sometimes beaded.ReplyDelete
Thanks, I love Quilting Arts TV!
Your creative handout for your students and your reference bag is wonderful! I love hand stitching to embellish my art quilts and crazy quilting. It is a great stress reliever. Thank you for the chance to win your generous giveaway!ReplyDelete
I love your stitching guide, it makes it so handly for a reference. I love hand stitching small projects that I can actually finish in a timely manner. I am taking two of your classesReplyDelete
at AU in Phoenix next month. I can hardly wait!
I have always enjoyed hand stitching - must keep those hands busy and out of mischief! ;-) Today I will be stitching my name tag for VBS.ReplyDelete
I love hand stitching. You can take it anywhere and it adds such a wonderful personal touch to things. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
I love to stitch , redwork as well as other embroidery ,I find it so relaxing , thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Well, my previous comment didn't follow the instructions to provide information about stitching I do.....currently I am working on an appliquéd couch pillow for a Christmas present but never sit down and stitch as much as I'd like to. I love your stitching chart to go and maybe that will be my next project.ReplyDelete
Love to hand stitch..just don't get much done lately. Please enter me for the drawing..MbReplyDelete
Jane.... You are the most generous blogger... First, YOU are the reason I now stitch...after taking your "Recycled Circles" class in Portland last summer, I stitch on everything! I appreciate your current extensive samples. Seeing your examples is so very helpful.ReplyDelete
Second... I LOVE your photo trips you share with us...I was especially blown away with the Cuba series! You are my go-to blog for my first cup of coffee each morning and it's a treat!
Thank You for all you do.
love the idea of drwing stitches in your journal - I like to hand stitch flowers any where and everywhere - real and made upReplyDelete
You are so inspiring! I love the watercolor stitches mixed with the the real thing. I'm currently hand stitching/couching on a small paper pieced fiber art piece with leaves.
Thanks for sharing so much with all of us on your beautiful blog.To win the set of DVD's and learn so much more would be awesome!Lc
That stitch sampler bag is a fabulous idea, Jane! I would love to win the dvd -- I'm in Canada and we don't get Quilting Arts tv! I'll see you in Phoenix in a few (6?) weeks! I'm taking another one of your classes. WooHoo!ReplyDelete
Your stitching ideas are so refreshing and bring back memories of my late mother teaching me how to embroider when I was about 10. I remember having a Ginny doll and my mother hand embroidered the most beautiful doll clothes for me.ReplyDelete
When I work today as a fiber artist I try to incorporate as much hand stitching as possible because embroidery is like meditation and I can also pay tribute to my mother.
Hi Jane I love thread yarn and any fibre! I like to embellish the alpaca felt slippers that I make, leaves flowers maybe a few beads!ReplyDelete
Pokeweed from Canada
I learned to embroider as a child and have enjoyed stitching ever since. This is one of the CLEVEREST tools-you are amazing! THANKS for the giveaway!!ReplyDelete
I have always preferred hand stitching over machine. I feel more comfortable with a needle in my hand. I think it is like you and your relationship with a pencil. I can draw with my needle freely and with a pencil, well it may snap in two because I am so tense!;) Thanks for the opportunity. QA isn't shown here, so I usually ask for the dvds for Christmas. Thanks Jane!ReplyDelete
Oh Jane, that is SO CUTE!! And I happen to not own that DVD yet. Would love it! I really miss it now that its' not on TV anymore.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jane & QA~
I love embroidery and would love to win this.ReplyDelete
Hi Jane, I am a former wet felter (had to stop as it was so hard on my hands) but I love stitching on scraps of felt I have made. I did several 2 dimensional felt pieces and loved the effect of the added stitching. Love water colors, art journals, any fiber,....where do I stop....? Would love to win this fabulous gift. Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
Your little bag is a great way to always have a stitch reference at hand and it is ever so appealing, too. As with everyone else, I sure would like to win the DVD. Love those productions.ReplyDelete
I loved Pokey's post about you. Very nice!ReplyDelete
I love hand stitching, unfortunately right now my carpel tunnel doesn't like to stitch much. :( When I was able to stitch I loved hand quilting, embroidery of all kinds, needlepoint and cross stitch. There are so many beautiful things to be done with hand stitching!
I've always loved hand stitching ever since I was young. I enjoy stitching on all types of things including the ever popular tablecloth, pillowcases, and samplers. Lately I've just been playing around on doodlecloths and seeing what I can come up with.ReplyDelete
Love your work Jane!
What a cute idea and great giveaway! I've done lots of different handstitching along the way -- from embroidery to cross stitching to accents on whatever I'm creating at the moment.ReplyDelete
I love to hand stitch on my art pieces... nothing shows the hand of the maker more. It is meditative and beautiful. I feel it captures a bit of me with the thread.ReplyDelete
I see that I don't visit here often enough and almost missed your generous give-away. Love seeing how your sketchbook pages become even MORE functional!ReplyDelete
My favorite elements from nature are plants and flowers. I am a quilter and a painter and a fiber artist.ReplyDelete