Artist Candy Glendening is back with a new DVD on Free-Motion Machine Stitching! I've followed Candy for a long time and I just love her thread sketched birds and botanicals stitched on her own hand dyed fabrics. I am so excited to be the first stop on her blog tour.
Candy's work is easily recognizable and very popular. Now she's teaching us how to create her sketches for ourselves in her new DVD.
I gave her technique a try last November and created mo Christmas postcards. If I had been able to watch her DVD prior to making them I would have learned a couple of critical things that would have made these even better.
She teaches us how to use our photos of the flora in our own backyard and interpret those into thread sketches.
The DVD isn't about any one project. Instead she spends her time showing us several different motifs and demonstrates how she stitches them. The only project is a sketchbook for storing our practice motifs.
She creates sketchbooks by theme and keeps those as reference when she's working on a larger project.
Now you have a chance to win a copy of the DVD and a botanical sketch from Candy. Each of the blog owners on the tour picked a botanical for Candy to sketch. The winner on my blog will receive a Bleeding Heart sketch.
To enter just leave a comment on this post and tell me if you have ever done any free-motion sketching. The drawing will close March 24. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for additional chances to win.