Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Work for Sale in My Etsy Shop

I am pretty excited to announce that I have re-opened my Etsy shop with some new items. After knitting for more than half my life I started doing other needle arts and came across embroidery again. I even had my floss and hoop from my teenage years when I embroidered “Elton John” down the legs of my jeans. I had the opportunity to enter two works into a staff show at work recently, and a member of our faculty, Michael Moore, and his wife, Jo-Anna bought one of the two pieces. (This was truly amazing as I love this person's work and nothing in the show was for sale!) Michael is an artist whose work will be exhibited at Cerulean Arts Gallery. This really boosted my confidence so I decided to see if I could put a few in my Etsy shop. It has taken me over a month, but I have just listed 4 new works--all framed--in my shop.

I really do love stitching by hand and working with color. My mind is peaceful when embroidering. Instead of counting rows and stitch repeats I am making design decisions. It is the closest thing to drawing I can do and I believe it is the perfect way for me to make art.

The inspiration for these works comes from knit and crochet stitches and the way they appear in doilies and table runners. I like to do the stitching improv style without a sketch, but with a design in mind and build upon the stitches as I embroider them. 

There was a nice, young man at the AC Moore where I purchased the mats and frames who knew his merchandise and helped me find the best matches for my work. Thank you Keith! Another young man who graduated from the PAFA Post-Baccalaureate program also gave me great advice for my frames. Thank you Matt! They both are artists and they both take their day jobs seriously and know what they are doing. The work that is for sale arrives framed (and most are matted) and there are additional pictures of the finished items in my Etsy Shop.

In celebration of the Grand Re-Opening of my Etsy Shop there is a coupon code (GRANDREOPENING) for a 20% discount. Please take a look--more will be coming!

This is not for sale at this time
This is no longer available

Baci e abbracci!