Sunday, October 18, 2015
Guest Designer : Me
I have known Jeannette for many, many years. Since before she published her first design, the Northern Shield Sampler. She had visited our booth at the Creative Sewing & Needlework Festival in Toronto. She introduced herself to my Mom and me with her stitched sampler in hand. We loved it straight away and that was the beginning of a what I am sure will be a lifelong friendship.
For many years Jeannette had joined us at the CSNF teaching and introducing new designs, today she is world renowned in the stitching community. So, when she invited me as the afternoon guest to display my designs, I was honoured.
I also took a few of our Inuit children designs, which have actually been designed by my husband, David, and some of my Mother's floral designs.
Finally, I introduced my newest release, a Bargello Scissor fob, available in 5 colour options. In this straight forward design, there are 8 fibres that run through 2 colour ranges. The stitched piece is then wrapped and capped, in essence making it a large bead. The tassel is then made from the remainder of the fibres, and with the beads and clasp the fob is complete.
The ladies were quite taken with this scissor bling, some even purchased several for their stitching friends back home. To either gift the kits, or the completed fob.
These kits are now also available through www.gittas.com. They can be found on either the Canvaswork page or under Gitta's Designs.