Thursday, July 26, 2012

Helen M. Stevens

Some of you may be familiar with the work of embroiderer and author, Helen M. Stevens. There's a lovely article from the UK on her - how she started, what her influences are, etc.

My favorite line is when a new student voices their disappointment that their work does not look like hers:  "They will look at my work and say ‘Well, it doesn’t look like yours . . .’ but I’ll say ‘Frankly, after three days, if yours looks like mine do after 30 years I’m packing up and going home!’"

I like the sense of humor!

I don't know about you, but I've got 4 or 5 of her books on my bookshelves. You can read more about what she does and see her books plus classes, etc. at her own website, Fritillary.  

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