Hi y’all! It’s Spring in Texas and that means it’s time for sitting outdoors, sipping sweet tea (well, that’s really all the time) and stitching!! I love Red work and was drawn to create a Red Wok inspired Sampler with Ann’s Crafter’s Inks and Background Basics Stamps. There’s something about stitching outdoors- the sound of the birds, the fragrance of the flowers and the rhythm of needle and thread.
I want to share with you Part 1 of this 4 part series on how to create and stitch a sampler using a variety of embroidery stitches, Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink, Background Basics Stamps and her Faux Quilting Stamps. If you choose to use her ink in Canyon and DMC® Embroidery Thread #347, it will be reminiscent of the beautiful embroidery known as Red Work.
In part one of the video, I share with you the supplies you’ll need and how to create your stamped sampler. I hope you’ll join me as we learn and stitch together. Grab your sweet tea and a few supplies and let’s get stitching’
Red Work inspired Sampler Video Part 1
Success in Stitching Tips
*Using a micron pen will also create the grid for our sampler but choose a fine point and the brown ink.
*Practice stamping several times on scrap fabric so as to get the right amount of ink and pressure.
*The Crafter’s Inks are juicy, so do not over ink the stamps.
*Keep a good margin/border all around the sampler as the finished piece will be sown to another base fabric
Here’s a sneak peek from Part 2 as we begin to learn the Chain Stitch
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Ann Butler Design Products used:
- Heat tool
- DMC embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- Straight Pins
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Chantal Johnson has been the recipient of God’s great love and has been given creativity as one of her many gifts. Her heritage is one of Southern hospitality and European style but her heart is pure Texan!! Her home, as well as her art, resounds with sentiments from a joyful, grateful spirit to that of faith and hope mixed with a touch of wonder. Her creative path began as a little girl with her mother introducing every form of creative arts from thread and fabric, yarn and hook to paper and paints. She loves all things that can inspire others to find joy in the everyday.
As a mixed media artist and designer, her many passions include but not limited to gardening, interior decorating, crocheting, cooking, swimming, sewing, jewelry design, paper arts and antiques. But being with her children, husband and family bring her the most joy. Most days you will find her creating in her Art Studio that she and her husband designed.
Chantal lives in Rowlett, Texas and is married to Scott. They have three children, 3 dogs and 5 sweet little hens. Her work has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Somerset Studio, Somerset Home, Sew Somerset, Apronology, Haute Handbags, Belle Armoire and Green Craft. She is currently on the Ann Butler Design Team, the Friends of ICE Resin® Team, and a design contributor for Bella Crafts Quarterly. For teaching engagements, you may contact her directly at email@example.com. Visit her blog at chantaljohnson.blogspot.com or become her friend on Facebook to see her latest inspirations and see the joy in daily living.