Thursday 27 June 2013

What do you fancy as your next Embroidery project?

I have to say the hugest THANK YOU to each and every one of you both here and on my Facebook page for your congratulations & encouragement for my last post about having a Literary Agent.  I am now sitting patiently to hear how my very first Picture Book will be received when it is sent out to editors!  Must say, it is rather nerve wracking, but nice to know you are all waiting with me.  Whatever happens I have learnt a lot and I have sketch books full of ideas ready to unfurl in the future!

I have been busily working on a showcase piece for Module 1 of the Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design Course that I've been taking. I'll let you know when the showcase is live and you can see all the wonderful work everyone has created, it's been a very inspiring course so far.  I'll be studying Module 2 in a few months time.  I still have a few weeks to finish and will share some of my progress when I get a moment!

Out photographing pattern, shadows can be amazing!

In the meantime I have been working on new project ideas.  You enjoy my Embroidery Patterns so much I have some questions for all of you stitchers & wanna be stitchers out there:

1. Would you fancy my Embroidery Patterns pre-printed on fabric so you did not need to transfer them? 

2. Would you like them as a kit complete with thread or just fabric?

3. Do you prefer them as a PDF file sent to your email, as I now do it.

4. What would you most like to do with your embroidery (you can choose more than 1!)-

*  stitch framed images (in a frame or a hoop?)
*  make a cushion 
*  make small decorations (esp. at Christmas)
*  embroider a needle case
*  Any other ideas you fancy?

I really appreciate your thoughts, it's so important to me that I create items you will fall head over heels in love with.

I'm off to the UK to visit family from July 3rd-23rd (I will have my laptop with me so can work on personalised orders, answer queries, send pdf patterns, but I will not be able to Print any items from my Etsy Shop until I get back).  I'll be taking lots of photos of course to share with you.  

Feel free to email me with any questions or just to say hi, I love to chat!


Unknown said...

Great questions! I have enjoyed all the embroidery patterns I have from you - I'm happy to trace them, but I do think the 'Dream of Bunnies' would be great as a pre-printed design on fabric, because straight letters can be tricky to trace taped to a window! I have lots of floss, but for newbie switchers, a complete kit would be nice (could also make a great gift to give to a crafty friend, too!). I've stitched things to frame, as a cushion, but perhaps more Christmas decorations! Maybe a bunting to embroider? Hmmm, I could come up with more! Designs to transfer onto children's t-shirts...Christine x

Bumpkin Hill said...

Thanks for all your suggestions Christine x

Vicki Boster said...

Congrats again dear Catherine---

I think it might be nice for the patterns to be pre printed or as a transfer-- both options if possible. Just my thoughts:)

victorian parlor II said...

Congrats on the literary agent! I can't wait to see your books in print:)!


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