In 2019, I started designing embroidery patterns of Earth Mothers for Global Artisans. They sell as patterns and kits, which have the same threads I used for the samples. I’ve finished 6 and am working on the next 3 this summer. You can see the completed samples below. The samples are for sale, except for two (one is traveling with GA and one already sold). The prices are based on stitching time. I do value my time. The samples are currently unmounted and unfinished. If mounting on a hoop or alternative finishing is something you’re interested in, we can have a conversation. The patterns all fit on 8×10 paper, so some of them are larger than my samples.
Earth Mother I: aka Mother Time
This sample has sold.
Earth Mother II: aka Mother Time II
Image is 4 ¾” w x 7 ¾” h; $160.
Earth Mother III: aka Nursing Mother
I just realized I somehow flipped this when I stitched it. I cannot explain that. This sample is touring right now.
It’s really hard to photograph on black fabric. I do like the stitching on black, but I have to think about threads differently than I do on lighter fabrics. And marking the fabric is harder.
Earth Mother IV: aka Earth Mother with Wavy Hair
She’s larger at 10 ¾” w x 7 ¾” h and definitely more complicated; $365.
Earth Mother V: aka Space Mom
I did the sample on Kona Sea Glass. It’s 7 ½” w x 9 ½” h and pretty detailed; $315. Currently traveling.
It was fun to stitch though…
Earth Mother VI: aka Woman with a Future…
She’s another larger piece, at 7 ¾” w x 10” h; $260.
I recently finished stitching Earth Mother VII: Spiral Mother…
I’ll let you know when she’s available as a pattern/kit. The sample is currently touring with Global Artisans.
I also finished Earth Mother VIII: Desert Mother.
She is touring with Global Artisans as well.
The last Earth Mother is still unnamed. I kinda think of her as Number 9. Number 9.
She’s not small…8″ w x 7″ h, lots of stitching in there at $460.