Last year I joined with Cathy in entering a Heart in the Sawdust Heart collective exhibition. Helen Birmingham, of Untangled Threads, who organised that amazingly moving event, is now hosting another collective venture and I am delighted to be taking part.
The Stitchbook Collective of 150 people are each making a 12 page textile book that will culminate in an exhibition in November next year.
There is a Starter Pack.
Presents arriving in the post!
Helen has made some very easy-to-follow videos which are suitable for complete beginners and experienced embroiderers alike. Anyone can buy the kits and make a textile book following her excellent tutorials – I can highly recommend them.
The whole experience is a complete and utter treat!
The first task is to divide a piece of calico into 9 and work the suggested stitches with different thicknesses of stranded cotton. Helen’s videos give very clear instructions, but she is also happy for us to make our samples unique to us – the main emphasis is on relaxation and enjoyment.
Whilst stitching I kept thinking of my travel doodles and how they might look in stitch
It has got me wondering how I might combine the two together
Helen even provides a drawstring bag in which to keep the work.
Although the 150 places in the Collective have been filled, the packs are available to all, with access to the teaching videos. I can highly recommend them.
I’m really looking forward to the September Pack pinging its way through my letterbox.