Getting Creative on the "We're All Creative" Podcast

 
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I feel like a real creative type - I officially recorded my first podcast! I’m honored to speak on the We’re All Creative Podcast, and join the list of amazingly talented makers who have spoken about their artistic path.

In the interview we discuss Embroidery Now, my advice for women who want to start their own business, how to collaborate with major clients and the future of Thread Honey.

Listen to the podcast episode here!

And stay tuned for new episodes with other creatives over at www.wereallcreative.com

 

"Talking Shop" with Kasee Bailey

 
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I had such a fun time being part of Kasee Bailey’s “Talking Shop” series where she interviews women-owned businesses that inspire her.

In the interview we discussed how I got my start in embroidery, what advice I have for people who want to start their own business, my upcoming book and so much more! Here’s a small excerpt from the piece:

For you, why is creating by hand so important? 

There are so many things in this world that are disposable just because it’s more convenient. Fast fashion and cheap products are made and then immediately thrown into landfills and we’re losing our connection to each other in the process. When you make something by hand and then sell it to others or you buy handmade products you have the knowledge that you are directly working with another person and not a huge business conglomerate or a machine.

Read the entire article here! And you can read all of Kasee’s amazing articles on her website: www.kaseebailey.com!

 

ThreadHoney X DMC

 

I am beyond excited to announce my newest collaboration with DMC Commonthread! I have always associated DMC with the finest quality threads and I own over 200 beautifully dyed embroidery flosses from them.

Since October I have been working on 10 different embroidery patterns that are now available for purchase at commonthread.us. The BEST part is that you can purchase the patterns individually or you can make it into a kit by purchasing all the necessary embroidery flosses, needles, transfer pens, etc! The designs are a mixture of all the things I love - from carousel horses and sunsets to tiger faces and cherries.

Click here to check out all the designs!

This tiger face would be purr-fect on a jean jacket!

This tiger face would be purr-fect on a jean jacket!

xoxo

xoxo

The colors on this "tout fou" piece are my favorites!

The colors on this "tout fou" piece are my favorites!

See all 10 designs here !

I also got to chat with DMC and do a mini-interview where I talk about how I started embroidery, who inspires me and my favorite stitches!

Click here to read the interview!

 

 

Interview with Brooke Walker of KSL's Studio 5

 

Since moving to Utah I have been so excited to reach out to other crafty makers in my area. I've sold at and attended farmer's markets and craft shows and I'm constantly impressed by all of the creative and professional makers here in the Salt Lake Area. I was even more excited when someone from KSL's Studio 5 reached out to have me on their program to share what I know about embroidery!

Click here to watch the interview!

If you want to see me share my journey to becoming an embroidery artist, explain why I got a letter from Lil' Jon's lawyers and teach Brooke Walker how to do the backstitch click on the link below!

Studio 5 - A New Look For the Art of Embroidery

 

Sunday's on the Phone to Monday - Giveaway!

 
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My summers as a child consisted of two things: homemade sno cones and reading books. While not every childhood tradition transfers once you leave high school, I can proudly say that these two things remain a staple for me every summer. On my reading list this year was a beautifully tragic book from the talented author Christine Reilly named "Sunday's on the phone to Monday."

"The Middlesteins meets The Virgin Suicides in this arresting family love story about the eccentric yet tightknit Simone family, coping with tragedy during 90s New York, struggling to reconnect with each other and heal."

I was given the opportunity from Christine to read the book and was instantly swept into the illuminating world of a family struggling to find themselves both personally and together, and I was left reflecting on my own family and the sacrifices we make for the ones that we love.

I chose a quote from the book that resonated with me and will be hosting an INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY starting today! The winner will receive both the completed Threadhoney hoop that reads, "She gave him all the tools he needed to hurt her, and he did the same. Wasn't that the logic in love?" and a copy of the book, "Sunday's on the Phone to Monday." Check out my Instagram @threadhoney for more info and a chance to win!

The giveaway starts today and will run for 48 hours. The winner will be announced this Wednesday (July 13th). 

Good luck!

 

Threadhoney x Studio DIY: Free Interactive Birthday Cards

 

I've teamed up with Studio DIY again to bring you more free printables (hooray!), this time in the form of interactive birthday cards! Whether you print them for kids or your personal inner child, these cards are a blast. 

As a bonus, Studio DIY has teamed up with the non-profit organization Do Something  on a project that where you can make and mail a birthday card to a homeless child who is spending their birthday in a shelter. I love that the cards I designed can bring a smile to a face of someone in need.

Scroll below to find the free printables!

Get the free printables here and don't forget to checkout www.studiodiy.com to make your everyday life a party!

Photos by Jeff Mindel

 

Design Sponge - Embroidery Instagram Feeds to Follow

 
"This feed, run by artist Jennifer Cardenas Riggs, is equal parts comedy and embroidery. Her designs keep me cracking up and coming back for more."

"This feed, run by artist Jennifer Cardenas Riggs, is equal parts comedy and embroidery. Her designs keep me cracking up and coming back for more."

I'm honored to be included in a roundup by Design Sponge of Embroidery Instagram feeds to follow, especially because I'm such a huge fan of the other embroidery artists that are featured. I feel so lucky to be a part of this Instagram community and becoming friends with so many fellow makers.

View the roundup here and check out Design Sponge for inspiration, DIY's and overall life loveliness!

 

No Culture Icons

 
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Design by Michael Driver

I'm constantly amazed at how when I post pictures on Instagram from my little apartment in Indy, it travels the globe and can be seen from other makers and creatives all over the world. So when Zara Hedderman of No Culture Icons approached me about having a little feature on the Leeds-based website, I jumped at the chance. The website is dedicated to sourcing and sharing creative goodness through online features and exhibitions. They chronicle so many amazing artists from photographers and illustrators, to houseware designers and brooch makers.

To read the feature you can visit the site here. You can also find No Culture Icons on Instagram @nocultureicons.