There is an article about me you'll enjoy in the September 2016 issue (vol. 157) of "Creative With Workbox" magazine. This UK publication shines a light on what is best and newest in fiber arts. In Issue 157, I'll be discussing my motivations and methods and you'll see images of my last completed piece, (Congregants).
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June was a busy month for me. I hosted two 2-day classes in the technical aspects of creating embroidered portraiture. All my classes are geared toward the skill-levels of the students who attend and all levels of experience are welcome.
Each class begins with drawing. Accuracy is the main consideration as we create likenesses of simple objects (never as simple as they at first seem to be) on through the duplication of human faces from photographs. Finished drawings are colored and transferred to fabric that students learn to adhere to wood canvas stretchers. Then we begin to stitch. As embroidery is a slow process, students will do most of the stitching at home but are free to contact me via phone or email with any questions they may have.
Are you interested in attending and able to travel to the Mississippi Gulf Coast? Email me from the contact page of this site and let's set up a class.
I'm one of three highlighted artist in the "Ask the Artists" section of the June 2016 Creative With Workbox Magazine, Issue 156.
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