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Starry Night in Embroidery

Posted by Amy Marson on Jun 22nd 2017

As C&T's Publisher, I have been traveling quite a bit this year and going on flights of five hours or more. I was looking for a project I could do while traveling, and I needed a plan for my April and May trips to keep me busy and pass the time. I love listening to podcasts but I needed some handiwork. I started thinking about something I always wanted to recreate in fiber, van Gogh's Starry Night. It has always been my favorite painting; I love the brush strokes and the colors. For a long time I was going to make an art quilt ,and then I decided to try embroidery. I found a line drawing that I printed out onto C&T’s Wash-Away Stitch Stabilizer, adhered it to my fabric (a lovely dark blue oak shot) and stitched with pearl cotton thread. For my stitch guide I used Judith Baker Montano’s Embroidery & Crazy Quilt Stitch Tool. I really like this product because of the size, format, and mostly for the left-hand stitches. Yep, I’m a lefty.

I took a few in-progress pictures and one final picture after I washed away the stabilizer. I am quite happy with the results and am going to start a new project for my late June travel. Let me know what you think!

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