Hi, I'm Katie Canavan, a textile artist and designer who lives & works in Los Angeles. After watching my mom make quilts, I took a quilting class at age 8. The year was 1992 and I haven't stopped ...
Hi, I'm Katie Canavan, a textile artist and designer who lives & works in Los Angeles. After watching my mom make quilts, I took a quilting class at age 8. The year was 1992 and I haven't stopped sewing since. I went to Michigan State University to study Acting & Costume Design, and I taught all my friends and roommates how to knit. I love to take something old - whether a bookcase or a vintage sheet - and give it new life. I'm inspired by nature & the nostalgic and I'm completely obsessed with color. You can visit my website for more info about me: katiecanavan.com.
I'm half of Red Letter Day Stitches, and you can visit us online at www.redletterdaystitches.com.
The escapades of Mardi Gras might only be enjoyed by wild party people in New Orleans or Rio, but Fat Tuesday - that's the Mardi Gras of the people. I say this year we all dress up, eat a lot of sugar and fat, and party like we're on Bourbon Street. This piece celebrates that festive spirit, without having to bare any body parts!
Finished Size: Intended for 6" embroidery hoop.
DMC Floss: #839, Dark Beige Brown; #445, Light Lemon; #350, Medium Coral; #334, Medium Baby Blue; #3835, Medium Grape.
Materials Required: 2 12" squares of muslin or other woven cotton fabric, fabric marking pen or pencil, safety pins or masking tape, 6" or smaller embroidery hoop to use while stitching, embroidery needle, scissors.
Notes: Use 2 strands of DMC Floss throughout, unless otherwise noted.
Stitches Used: Back Stitch, Chain Stitch, French Knot, Satin Stitch, Scallop Stitch, and Stem Stitch.