To celebrate the publication of Quilting for Peace by Katherine Bell and to, hopefully, help to spread some goodness, we are happy to be launching our new Quilting for Peace Campaign. To find out all about it, click on our Quilting for Peace widget at left. Whether you're new to quilting or an experienced quilter or don't quilt at all (yet) but are curious, please check it out.
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ---Anne Frank
I recently finished making this little dog from Kata Golda's new book Kata Golda's Hand-Stitched Felt. I loved working with the wool felt (it's soft, the colors are great, and doesn't fray even when you make mistakes and have to rework stitches) and practicing my embroidery. I overstuffed him so his clothes are a little snug, but let's just call him muscular. I finished this guy in a couple of hours, such a quick and satisfying experience. To see more of these sweet characters, check out the video in my last post or the photos in the gallery here.
A few months ago I posted about my Alabama Chanin dress here. Once I had finished the dress, I started this corset, spending many hours over the summer stitching it on my front porch. And now I'm working on a gray skirt.
Obviously, I'm totally hooked on both stitching and wearing this beautiful, comfortable cotton-jersey clothing. If you want to learn how to make it too, check out Alabama Stitch Book and/or take one of the Alabama Chanin Fall workshops (see the schedule here).