To coordinate with the release of my first fabric embroidery project, Boho Gardens: In the Conservatory, I’ve been stitching up some helpful videos and adding them to my YouTube channel!
Just a reminder: I’m currently accepting pre-orders for this project! The first batch of orders went out this week and the next batch will be shipping soon! You can send me an Instagram message or email me at email@example.com to get in on the next shipment! These will eventually find their way into my Etsy shop once I have them in stock.
You can learn the Woven Picot stitch, which is great for adding dimension in the form of leaves.
For a twist on the Chain stitch, you can learn the Hungarian Braided Chain stitch, which gives you a thicker, braid-like line that can be added anywhere you would use the chain stitch.
And if you want to go all out with embellishments, you can learn one of my favorite stitches: the Feather stitch with a bonus lesson on how to add Lazy Daisies, seed beads and the Colonial Knot (which I prefer to the French Knot!)
To keep up to date with my videos, which I am constantly adding to, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel and you will receive a notification when I publish something new!
I have been working behind the scenes for quite a while on a project near and dear to my heart. I first began sharing my fabric collage/embroidery projects way, way back in the day (well, if 2012 counts as back in the day!), and each project was a combination of several fussy cut and layered fabrics that I then embroidered directly onto, creating a pattern as I went along.
Fast-forward to today and I still love embroidering layered fabrics that I have fussy cut and I especially enjoy teaching others how they can do this as well.
Boho Gardens: In the Conservatory combines my love of floral anything with trips to both large and small gardens (did you know Philadelphia, PA is the Garden Capital of America?!) and my photography. Mix this up, put it on fabric and you have the first wildboho embroidery project.
Designed to be placed in a 9″ or 10″ hoop, this project captures the spirit of how I first began to embroider fabric collages, except for all of the collage work has been done for you (by yours truly!) and you can focus just on the embroidery!
In addition, I am adding YouTube tutorials to the Boho Gardens section of my channel as inspiration to get you started. This project is designed for all levels of embroiderers and is meant to be embroidered however you would like. Free-spirited, no directions (my favorite kind of directions!) and the perfect slow-stitching project to just begin and take your time embroidering.
For now, I am only taking pre-orders through my instagram page (or a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org). These will eventually make their way into my Etsy shop. Orders are shipping soon (next week!) and I can’t wait to see how each person stitches their In the Conservatory hoop project!