This is really terrific timing for me. I'm joining up with the embroiderer's guild here for the first time, and I really want to delve into more hand work. I like Karen's approach because it comes from the heart and doesn't involve a pattern. It's very organic and incredibly pretty. Here are some of her blog photos, used with permission.
|stitches and paper by Karen Ruane|
|so organic! work by Karen Ruane|
|if this doesn't bring tears to your eyes...|
Her work just gets to me! I am so grateful for this opportunity. Fortunately, I can work around the hand surgery (or who knows... postpone it?) for my left hand. Maybe I'll even push that way back to December once my next show goes in the gallery. Then I WON'T be stitching over the holidays when my children are home. Hmmm - it all works doesn't it!?
Her work is also on flickr if you'd like to go see. All her links are on her page. If you are also interested in her 6 week class (online, videos & correspondence support) it only translates to 80 or 85 dollars (US/CAD). I'm in!
see you later!