Taking My Hobby to the Next Level
Thirty years ago, when country blue and white geese decked nearly every kitchen in America, and wooden shelves with little hearts hung on nearly every wall, candlewick projects also saw a revival. I decided to make everyone a candlewick throw pillow for Christmas so I learned two stitches; the stem stitch and the French knot.
I discovered how much I enjoyed embroidery. I added the lazy daisy, the back stitch and a few other basics to me repertoire. But when my grandmother passed away and I inherited her big book on all kinds of needlework, I discovered a whole world of fascinating stitches I'd never seen!
Then I had children. I wanted to pass on my love for embroidery. I found, however, that many of the patterns available were dated, suitable for an older audience. I wanted them to be able to make things they would use in their rooms, or carry with them, or wear. It was difficult to find anything contemporary.
So, I started designing my own patterns. I'm not much of an artist, but found I could work in this medium because it's one-dimensional. (I don't have to try to figure out how to make some objects look closer and others further away... something real artists can do!)
It was only a short step from there to marketing my patterns. My hope is to offer projects that will prompt younger generations to pick up a needle and learn to stitch!
Michelle resides in Central Wisconsin with her husband and the only one of their four children who hasn't flown the coop! In her spare time she enjoys writing, photography, enjoying the great outdoors, and, of course, embroidery.
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