art Archives - Totally Stitchin

by Stacey

Doing More With Thread

June 9, 2011 in Style

I can assume that everyone reading this blog has at least one spool of thread and has used it in some type of sewing.  Although, I can not assume that you have thought of stacking thousands of spools on top of each other to create a reproduction of a famous work of art, well that is until now.  Devorah Sperber ...

by diane


April 30, 2010 in Style

Inspiration comes in many shapes and forms. My latest inspirational trek was to the Paducah Quilt Festival this past weekend.  Aisle upon Aisle was filled with inspiration whether it was a finished quilt, fabric, thread or mountains of books.  This is truly the motivation capital of the quilting and sewing world. If you never been to Paducah this is a ...

Janet Wecker-Frisch

March 29, 2010 in General

Smiling snowmen, funny frogs, grinning garden vegetables… these are just a few of the characters you’ll discover in the wonderful, whimsical world of Janet Wecker-Frisch. Janet shares her art with the sewing world through licensed fabric and embroidery designs from her company, Tidings of Great Joy, LLC. Over the years, sewers, embroiderers, and especially quilters have fallen in love with Janet’s ...

by KellyC

NYC Arts Show

June 15, 2009 in General

I've been in NYC now for several days and we had the awesome opportunity to see an art show that took place in the studio ours would be later in the summer. This was put on by the University of Minnesota and the work I was really attracted to was Tonya Balik. She used pattern pieces with some sort of ...

by Mac

Meet Sara Martinez

December 23, 2008 in News & Sara Martinez has always been an independent and creative woman ... so it's only natural that she would teach herself how to sew. In less than a year - with a little ingenuity and a whole lot of talent - she has already made a name for herself in the online crafting community and the art fair circuit ...

Magic Buttons

December 11, 2008 in General

I write a lot about getting creative with fabric, but what about some of our favorite embellishments, enclosures and notions? As you can see above, sometimes you don't need fabric to sew something beautiful. Artist Lisa Kokin creates astonishing works of art using buttons and other small objects. The buttons are woven together with patterns that are just as beautiful close ...

Holy Cross Stitch, Batman!

August 1, 2008 in General

Texan Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts wanted to recreate a famous work of art through embroidery. Not only that, but she wanted to craft the patterns herself without any help from a computer or embroidery software. What did she want to make? Oh, only the SISTINE CHAPEL CEILING. After 628,296 stitches, 1,809 color combinations, 45 patterns and almost ten years (six longer than ...
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