My left hand manage the thread tension while my right hand is stitching. Basic hand embroidery: Chain stitch
✂️For other embroidery patterns, kits and supplies please visit:
and get up to 20% discount for bulk orders 🛍 .
⚠️make sure you order before December 7 to get your package before Christmas 🎄
💖Follow @embroideryartbynat for more embroidery tips and tricks, embroidery patterns and kits ✂️
❤️Subscribe to my YouTube channel:
There are lots of useful video tutorials and you can learn a lot new embroidery techniques from me🙌
📧 Newsletter subscribers will be the first to know when my new YouTube videos and educational articles are published, so make sure to subscribe ASAP (link in my profile)! You will also receive news about my newest patterns, and kits, special offers and coupons and freebies😉
💜Join my community on Patreon to learn more about embroidery and support me:
***The links in instagram posts and comments are not clickable here but you can enter them manually in your browser or find all links in my profile link tree ;) ...
People have been making paint far longer than we will most likely ever know for sure. We do know, however, that our extinct human cousins, Homo erectus, were making paint at least 400,000 years ago. Despite our potential snobby civilized bias that might lead us to conclude that ancient paint must have been quite crude, our stoneage ancestors knew how to make extremely high quality paint. They took the extra time and effort to refine their pigments to an extra fine grind, and prepared their binders with elaborate intention. The paint that I make follows this stoneage tradition... I have more to say about this in my new book, The Organic Artist for Kids, which is full of diy art projects that are inspired from our ancient and primal creativity with the living landscape. 🌳
If you liked my first book, The Organic Artist, then you are in for a treat with this follow-up, which is more of a sequal/companion than a kids version of the first. I wrote and illustrated this book with adults and children in mind. This is for artists, educators, parents, aunties, uncles, grandparents, mentors, naturalists, wildcrafters, and creative wanderers, as well as for kids of all ages. The intention of my new book is to invite more families to spend time together outside doing really fun projects together to build and reinforce loving relations with one another, the earth, and our innate creative superpowers. 🌲
It's available for preorders now! And it will hit the shelves on February 11th.
Preorders on amazon help the book to pick up momentum later once it is out (in big part due to amazon reviews from readers), but if you want to keep your local bookstores in buisiness, please consider asking them to preorder it for you! This will save you the cost of shipping as well as support your local economy.
I would love to hear from you all! Tag your favorite local bookstores!
as promised, the shelf! we took the big triangle that we built years ago and turned into this colorful piece.
DIY stuff is a lesson in patience for my instant gratification loving self and it brings me so much happiness to be surrounded by things made with love.
it stemmed from having ideas for the house and not being able to find what we wanted, finding it not made well enough or not being able to afford what we did find. so we learned to make em’ instead.
we’ve built all our beds, desks, bookshelves and our living room console among other stuff and I’ve got a head full of other ideas for one day much to Vince’s delight 😆 (he’s seriously the best and humors all my passions even when they mean he has to sand down the table again and help me change the color over and over till it’s right)
I stitched up one of my favorite hoops in a bout of nostalgia. This was one of the first pieces in my Dramatic Skies series and still makes me smile. Up now in my Etsy shop! #makestuff ...
Truth be told, I still have CDs in my car. And I even listen to them sometimes. 🤷🏻♀️ I’ve been looking through my body of work and recreating some of my favorite pieces for Patchwork in Ventura. (Be sure to come see my there on November 3rd!) I love the Talking Heads, and Naive Melody is one of my all time favorite songs. I first stitched this hoop about a year ago, and here it is again, just larger. #makestuff ...
Southside bucolic - inside the city limits. Have you visited this meadow?
Thank you for supporting this project, we met our goal on Indiegogo, which is fantastic. This means that the project window is extended indefinitely (I will keep it through January) so that the purchase kiosk will stay open for further purchases. Many said hello after seeing me in the Decorah paper last week and I am excited that there will be an interview in the Tuesday, Dec. 10th edition of Public Opinion, so I got that going for me..... Thank you to retail support from #cardbotdecorah and Andy & Kim at Rubaiyat.
I am excited to see everyone's work throughout the year - don't forget to share with #walkingdecorah Let's all continue to #breathe#makestuff#takeawalk ...