1 Year of Stitches embroidery project by Sara Barnes

February 26, 2019

In early February, I initiated a new way to keep me honest about my studio work; a studio check-in that happens at the beginning of the new month and shares what I’m working on in my art and in my Etsy shop. If you’d like to see what I’m doing in near-real time, follow me on my embroidery-only Instagram account, @brwnpaperbag_stitch.

1 Year of Stitches

1 Year of Stitches by Sara Barnes

February 3, 2019

At the beginning of February, I had drawn a Staffordshire dog statue that sat at the bottom of my hoop, in addition to some calathea leaves. Believe it or not, that’s all I got done on the embroidery this month! It was a slow-going process. I stitched and promptly ripped out said stitches because I didn’t like the color. Then, I drew some more leaves around the design to make it feel more thematically connected to the rest of the embroidery.

In the end, I’m mostly happy with how it turned out. It also highlights the thing I appreciate the most about my year-long project. You’re with this embroidery for better or worse! If this were a conventional project, I would’ve scrapped the drawing a long time ago and started again on a new piece of fabric. But in this case, it was good to work through my mistakes; it gave me strategies for future embroideries.

1 Year of Stitches embroidery project by Sara Barnes

February 10, 2019

1 Year of Stitches embroidery project by Sara Barnes

February 15, 2019

1 Year of Stitches embroidery project by Sara Barnes

February 17, 2019

1 Year of Stitches embroidery project by Sara Barnes

February 24, 2019

1 Year of Stitches embroidery project by Sara Barnes

February 27, 2019

1 Year of Stitches embroidery project by Sara Barnes

March 2, 2019

Original plant and cat face embroidery

Cat face embroidery by Sara Barnes

I worked on smaller hoops in February and some clothing, too! The cat surrounded by calathea leaves was completed not long after that post and promptly sold on Etsy. (I’m planning on stitching more of those, changing out leaves—it was fun.)

Cat embroidery by Sara Barnes

I also stitched a wee cat with a wavy cactus and then spruced up an old chambray shirt with a small heart. The embroidery on clothing was just meant for me, but it’s something I’ll be working on in the future. For now, I’m planning on stitching on shirts and listing them in my shop, but I’m also considering patterns so that you can download and embroider them on whatever you like.

Embroidered clothing of a cat by Sara Barnes

Right now, I’m in the planning stages for more embroideries. I’m not sure how much I’ll get done between now and April; my husband just got a new job in Seattle, so by the end of March, we’ll be moving from Minneapolis. Moving, in general, is hard, but schlepping your stuff across the country is especially so. We will be driving some of our stuff to the PNW, and that’s a 25-hour trip (one way). Let’s see what I can get done during that time…

Embroidered clothing of a cat by Sara Barnes

Cat embroidery by Sara Barnes

Cat embroidery by Sara Barnes

1 Year of Stitches embroidery project by Sara Barnes

1 Year of Stitches embroidery project by Sara Barnes

The post Studio Check-In: “1 Year of Stitches” Progress + New Plant and Cat Embroideries appeared first on Brown Paper Bag.

©



AirHelp Many GEO's


Related Post:


Cafago WW