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.
Mitten Wonderland: It's no secret that I'm not just an avid sewist - I'm a knitter, too! And for me, that means hand-knit gifts every Christmas, including mittens. Luckily, these little mittens are quicker to stitch up as a last minute gift or decoration than a knit pair!
Each mitten is decorated with a special stitch - just enough to practice each a few times before moving on to the next wintery mitten.
Finished Size: Intended for 6" embroidery hoop.
DMC Floss #322: Blue; #775: Light Blue; #3756: Ice Blue; #762: Bluish Grey; #321: Red; #562: Teal.
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: Straight Stitch, Back Stitch, Chain Stitch, French Knot, Lazy Daisy Stitch, Satin Stitch.