Category Archives: Digitized embroidery

Marsh Morning Mists


 I sent off my quilt, Marsh Morning Mists, to the Carnegie Center for the Arts for the annual Form Not Function Exhibition of art quilts opening in May.  I am fond of the various transparent layers of imagery in this quilt. The heron images came from a photo I took at the Bodega Headlands in California in the winter of 2011.  It was a very foggy day and the bird’s image was not very clear.  I cropped it, selected out part of [...]

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Mr. X Stitch features my work




My very modest entry into the world of digitizing embroidery is featured today at Mr. X Stitch   Check out their other featured artists and their unique embroidery possibilities.  I know there are others out there using digitized embroidery in interesting ways.  Stay tuned for future posts.

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Weave: A Celebration of Fiber Arts

Opening tonight at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center (Colorado) is an exhibit sponsored by the Northern Colorado Weaver’s Guild. It features a variety of contempoary fiber art, and runs from March 10 thru April 29.

My quilt, Autumnal Equinox #2: Hints of Frost,  is in the exhibit and is featured on the cover of the member newsletter.

Hints of Frost 22″ X 27″

Detail 1

Detail 2


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more digitized embroidery

Although you can digitize any drawing for the purpose of embroidering, I really like the drawings that result from my photographs. Another example is shown below.  A photo was taken on a crisp cold walk along Lake Granby in the mountains of Colorado. Zeroing in on the details of the grasses revealed interesting silhouettes. Wouldn’t it be great to embroider grasses?

 Isolating a few blades of grass and cropping the image yields something that can be turned into a black and white drawing, cleaned [...]

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Digitized embroidery on digital art quilts

Blue Leaves, White Trees 16" X 18"

For the past couple of years I have been learning how to digitize my drawings using the Bernina Embroidery software for a Bernina artista 730 with embroidery module. The software is often used for embroidering logos, teddybears, or exotic embroidery from times past.  I have thought there were untapped possibilities for using digitzed embroidery on my stitched digital art quilts.

I start with a photo that has simple lines, as [...]

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