Peace & Plenty: A New Year’s Wish

I must confess a secret. I often look at antique samplers and embroideries and wonder about the lives that the stitchers lived. I wonder about their hopes and dreams, and how they stitched themselves into their work, which survives long after them. And so I want to stitch my hopes into my work, each tiny…

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Redwork Sampler

There is something so calming about stitching in a single colour. Thread after thread, it builds quickly; growing simply in your hands. And redwork has a long tradition: those charming, simple abecedaires that young girls created to demonstrate their skills have an enduring charm. With this design, I again started with an antique in my…

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