Global Listener Stitchery Highlights 2020

2020 stitchery highlights Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast Wide Art

Here we are on the final day of 2020 and what a challenge it has been!

But we all know that so let’s focus instead upon the inspiring highlights based around stitching, embroidery & textile art.

Come and listen as Sue Weeks presents some fabulous 2020 Stitchery Highlights from listeners from around the world.

Keep on scrolling for further details, links, related episodes you might like, a gallery of all the featured artists plus a PINNABLE image if you love inspiring others over on Pinterest.

Stitchery Stories embroidery and textile art podcast is a globally popular podcast, and everyday it is featured in many places around the world in the Apple Podcasts Top 200.

Listeners have sent a wonderful range of highlights and stories.

Common ‘threads’ are:

  • Keeping connected with each other thru through embroidery
  • Community projects and creative challenges
  • Using up what we have
  • Being creative keeps us all sane
  • Our art tells stories, creates movements, honours people and creates a bright spot in a gloomy day.

I received so many lovely photographs that it will take me a while to compress them and add them into this post, so please bear with me whilst I come back and do that.

Right now I just want to get this out into the world whilst it is still the 30th December – and I want to get out for a walk too before the golden winter sunshine vanishes!

Update: 2nd January 2021.

YAY I have (finally) added all the information. The images have been a challenge… they were all at different sizes, resolutions, shapes. So I have at least made them all square for consistency and tried to display them in a consistent size. It’s not ‘perfect’ but I’ve spent more than enough time on this and so this is now the finished item.

If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it with your stitching friends? The more the merrier!

In the meantime here are all the fabulous ladies who contributed their 2020 Stitchery Highlight.

I appreciate all of you for doing this and providing a super inspiring episode that I know everyone will enjoy.

  • Susan Pepper – Melbourne, Australia
  • Kathleen Taylor – USA
  • Paula MacGregor – Colchester, Essex, UK
  • Muriel Markland
  • Claire Edwards – Queensland, Australia
  • Kelly Brown – San Jose, California, USA
  • Sue Thomas – Ontario, Canada
  • Katie Lewis, York, North Yorkshire, UK
  • Tisha Dalton – rural New York state, USA
  • Jane Cook – Essex, UK
  • Chris Fraser, UK
  • Karena Ryan – Ireland
  • Regina Dale – North Texas, USA
  • Georgina Tangey – an Australian in Toronto
  • Annie Taylor – Whitstable, Kent, UK
  • Karen Ponischil – Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  • Annie Crane – Colorado, USA
  • Mary-Ann Toop – Hampshire, UK
  • Vicky Bilton – UK
  • Erica Marsden – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Carina Envoldsen-Harris – Essex, UK
  • Kris Campbell (blog post)

I have decided to create a section for each contributor, at the end of this main section, in this order, which is the order that their stories are featured. 

And there is plenty of stuff to follow and enjoy over on Instagram at

https://www.instagram.com/stitcherystories_podcast

Keep Stitching, Keep Smiling,

Happy New Year for 2021.

Cheers, Sue xxx

 


Susan Pepper – Melbourne, Australia

Instagram: @susan.pepper.artistbooks


Kathleen Taylor – USA

Instagram: @paintedpieces

www.kathleentaylorstudio.net


Paula MacGregor – Colchester, Essex, UK

Instagram: @slowstitchedbooks

www.paulamacgregor.com


Muriel Markland


Claire Edwards – Queensland, Australia

www.southsidearttherapy.com.au

Cajal Embroidery project:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2540203086298579


Kelly Brown – San Jose, California, USA


Sue Thomas – Ontario, Canada

Embroiderers Association Of Canada – Virtual Threads group

https://eac-vt.groups.io/g/VTHome


Katie Lewis, York, North Yorkshire, UK


Tisha Dalton – rural New York state, USA

Instagram: @aprilsongstress

“Equali-tea” Online exhibition:

 https://www.crandalllibrary.org/folklife-center/folklife-gallery/past-folklife-exhibits/equali-tea-suffragist-tea-cozies-in-redwork/

Blog post:

 https://www.folklifecenter.com/post/suffrage-centennial-celebrated-in-embroidery

https://www.aprilsongstress.com/


Jane Cook – Essex, UK

Jane’s group is called Stitch To Enrich and further details are listed here – scroll through the listings until you find Jane Cook

https://stitchingtogether.net/network-members/


Chris Fraser, UK

The Heroes Embroidered Patchwork Quilt

https://www.inspirationalembroidery.co.uk/the-heroes-embroidered-patchwork-quilt


Karena Ryan – Ireland

Instagram: @karenaryantextiles 

www.karenaryanartist.com 


Regina Dale – North Texas, USA

Check out Regina’s fabulous nature photography here:

https://reginakdale.smugmug.com/


Georgina Tangey – an Australian in Toronto

Instagram: @threadful_creations


Annie Taylor – Whitstable, Kent, UK

Past Stitchery Stories Guest https://www.stitcherystories.com/annietaylor/

Instagram: @whitstabletail

https://whitstabletail.wordpress.com/


Karen Ponischil – Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Instagram: @kimmiekaren


Annie Crane – Colorado, USA

Past Stitchery Stories Guest:

https://www.stitcherystories.com/anniecrane/

Instagram: @coffeefishco

https://coffeefish.co/


Mary-Ann Toop – Hampshire, UK

Past Stitchery Stories Guest:

https://www.stitcherystories.com/maryanntoop/

Instagram: @concordiasworld

https://concordiasworld.com/


Vicky Bilton – UK


Erica Marsden – Auckland, New Zealand

Instagram: @stitchynama

Auckland Embroiderers Guild https://aucklandembroidery.org/


Carina Envoldsen-Harris – Essex, UK

Instagram: @carinacraftblog

https://www.carinascraftblog.com/


Kris Campbell – NY state, USA

Past Stitchery Stories Guest

https://www.stitcherystories.com/kriscampbell/

Sadly, I didn’t receive Kris’s highlight until after I had recorded the episode, but it’s a fab story, so Kris has written it as a blog post.

kriscampbellart.com/blog/resistance


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