Opus Americanum (American Work) is a web site and blog where I can talk about all types of embroidery, handwork, design and fiber arts. This is also a place where I post thoughts and information about my current projects and plans. My portfolio page has some of my past projects.
I am drawn to folk and ecclesiastical embroidery. I love the cheerful simplicity of folk embroidery and appreciate the love and skill that went into much of its design and development. I recently completed an online Schwalm embroidery course through the Embroiderers Guild of America. I’m thrilled to add this technique from the state of Hesse in North Central Germany to my repertoire.
I am also continuing my work in tatting, gold work and stump work embroidery. I hope to post images of those projects soon. The image on this page is a gift tag of the letter “L” in cross stitch.
My inspiration comes from the natural world, antique holy cards, and all the creative people I meet every day.
I believe in collaboration, not competition, and would love to hear from you!