mixed media dimensional -- At my website you can explore some of my favorite shenanigans in the Galleries such as Metamorphostitch and Stitchbombing, and specifics in the Studio like taking an idea From Sketch to Stitch and Figure Stitching. I'll also offer Tutorials here for techniques like underpainting and using Thread Salad to simplify the planning process. For me it's all about making the stitching experience full-color-surround- sound-mixed-media fun!
Have you had any embroidery training? Or completed any embroidery workshops?
I am a mixed media embroidery designer-- patterns, projects, workshops, and originals! I advocate exploring dimensional embroidery on textured and painted surfaces and am always trolling for new techniques. I teach regionally, online, and at the Kansas City Art Institute.
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Freedom of Stitch: Where art & craft meet stitch includes a gallery and studio full of tutorials and ideas, as well as the Fearless Stitcher Originals Wearables and a ton of mixed media stitch links. I also curate a flickr gallery for Mixed Media stitch. My children help run Kidstitch - all stitch for the tikes.
That said, Freedom of Stitch is officially a mixed media embroidery umbrella of sorts which welcomes artists of all kinds who are fearless in their quest to "mix and stitch".
Presently, photos here include pieces I worked for my solo show "Into the Woods: the Mixed Media Embroidery of Victoria Crowder Payne" at the Campanella Gallery in Kansas City MO in July-Aug 09.
Other pieces are samples from classes I teach and experiments from the studio. Stitch has been quite an adventure so far, but I've never tired of my initial compulsion to Be Fearless and go STITCH up the place!