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I have been blessed with many talents and have an incurable hunger to make beautiful things. I equally enjoy painting and working in fine art mediums as well as an array of needle arts.

I am especially infatuated with the stitch. I love Whitework, Redwork, Pulled Thread, Embroidery, Bead work, Hand Quilting and Crochet Lace. Beautifully stitched details on historical garments have always interested me. I am in awe of the talented seamstresses of the fashions of bygone eras, when utmost attention was given to fine details.

My mom taught me sewing basics when I was young and I completed my first dress at age 9. I sewed and smocked clothing for a retail store in the 1980’s as well as for my own children. Quilting by hand is my ultimate relaxation; there is something about the needle rocking in and out of the quilt sandwich that is mesmerizing but I find all…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 11
  • Joined June 13, 2010

Favorite materials

needle, thread, floss, yarn, fabric, felt, seed beads

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About

I have been blessed with many talents and have an incurable hunger to make beautiful things. I equally enjoy painting and working in fine art mediums as well as an array of needle arts.

I am especially infatuated with the stitch. I love Whitework, Redwork, Pulled Thread, Embroidery, Bead work, Hand Quilting and Crochet Lace. Beautifully stitched details on historical garments have always interested me. I am in awe of the talented seamstresses of the fashions of bygone eras, when utmost attention was given to fine details.

My mom taught me sewing basics when I was young and I completed my first dress at age 9. I sewed and smocked clothing for a retail store in the 1980’s as well as for my own children. Quilting by hand is my ultimate relaxation; there is something about the needle rocking in and out of the quilt sandwich that is mesmerizing but I find all sewing to be very soothing. I love the feel of the needle passing through certain fabrics, especially wool and felt. A feeling a pure joy exists at the completion of that last stitch as others before have said that it is all in the journey and not the destination.

I am drawn especially to the fashions of the 1930's and 1940's when little girls always wore dresses, baby clothes were made of the finest fabrics, and women’s fashions had a soft feminine look.


Follow me on Pinterest as I gather inspiration for more sewing projects. http://pinterest.com/msgaleann/

View wedding dresses, smocked clothing and artwork I have created, http://www.flickr.com/photos/73973016@N08/sets/72157629404312727/

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