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Surprises Happen Along the Way – Guest Blogger: Catherine Sloan

August 30, 2022

Level 3 Advanced Studies in Experimental Stitch – Class Name: Bachelor Buttons – Blog 7 in a Series of 8

The inspiration for my work comes from what I see when I walk on community pathways, hiking trails, or
through my garden. I start by photographing natural features I believe are interesting and could be
translated into stitch, whether they be rock formations, streams, trees, flowers, or other images that
catch my attention. Then comes the process of simplification: cropping the pictures, making drawings,
finalizing the design, choosing hand dyed or painted background fabrics, choosing the threads,
transferring the design to the fabric, and, finally, stitching. Surprises happen along the way, but those
usually add something to the finished piece. With the help of Gail and Penny, I have been able to
translate my vision into a stitched piece. Catherine Sloan

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Penny Peters permalink
    August 30, 2022 9:48 am

    Congratulations, Catherine. Lovely to see your stitches of the natural world again!

  2. August 30, 2022 11:06 am

    Beautiful work Catherine! I look forward to seeing more in our Level 4 classes.

  3. August 31, 2022 2:10 pm

    Amazing Catherine!

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