I am always on the lookout for the folks out there who make beautiful, creative and cool embroidered crafts. These are people that have taken embroidery to new levels and inspire me to step away and think a bit differently to create something with my own two hands and some imagination
Jenny Hart founded Sublime Stitching in 2001 as a resource for new embroidery design. She has a phenomenal grouping of tutorials for that range from beginner to seasoned embroiderers and her site is an amazing source for inspiration and embroidery patterns. Her tag line is “this ain’t your gramma’s embroidery” and it’s true. She has published seven books about embroidery and her work has been featured in magazines and galleries including The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Learn more about Jenny and her fresh take on embroidery at her website.
I love gifts that are so personal that they become treasured keepsakes. I was really excited to find a perfectly personal embroidery project by Bethany Herwegh of The Glamorous Housewife. Bethany turned family portraits into embroidered works of art and shows the step-by-step process so that you can create your own. I’m thinking that adding a portrait like this on an Embroider Buddy® Pillow or Embroider Buddy® Chic Stockings would make a really special gift for a grandparent.
Flamingo Toes is a creative craft blog that is described by it’s Founder, Beverly, as a mix between vintage and modern craft. I stumbled upon her blog after finding a great post on Pinterest about sharing fun and free embroidering patterns. Beverly has a section on her blog dedicated to embroidery that’s full of great projects that will inspire you to create something unique and personal. Some of them would be perfect on the tummy of an Embroider Buddy® stuffed animal or an Embroider Blankey for an extra special touch.
What creative embroidery projects have you found that inspire you? Share them in comments.