Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sublime Stitching

My pencil sketch above

I was asked by Jenny Hart if I would be interested in creating a pattern of belly dancers for her fabulous company Sublime Stitching. I said YES YES YES - I was thrilled! Jenny has pioneered to transform the traditional craft of embroidery into a contemporary art form - "This ain't your gramma's embroidery!" is her motto. It certainly isn't! One look on her website and you will see what I mean. Her efforts to revolutionize needleworking has earned her media fame and a loyal following of fans from all walks of life. Her website features over 50 (often edgy) patterns, textiles, tools, all-in-one embroidery starter kits and entertaining, now-I-understand-it instructions to bring embroidery back to life for a new generation of needleworkers. Be sure to check out her shop. After you order your supplies and settle in to embroidery these belly dancers, you can listen to this belly dancing music and really get in the mood!

2 comments:

My Little Corner said...

Thank you for creating such wonderful patterns! I am a belly dancer and an embroiderer and I can't wait to start stitching. Your art is absolutely fabulous. Your style reminds me of the drawings my mom would do for me when I was little - and that's a very good thing! I love your style

Andree said...

Thanks so much for your comments, it's good to know that my style is appreciated! I do love anything and everything retro and I know that is reflected in my illustration style.