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Tuesday, October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Hand Embroidered Embellishments (HGA Conference)

Wednesday, October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Embroidered Embellishments

Friday, October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Trailblazing an Art Business, Keynote

Friday, October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


My Favorite Hand-Embroidery Threads: Eleganza Perle Cotton & Kreinik Very Fine Braid

June 26th, 2023|Classes & Teaching, Embroidery|

I’ve been teaching a weekly online embroidery class for more than a year now and although my regular students know my favorite threads, I thought it would be great to talk a little more about them outside of class. I do a LOT of hand embroidery on both paper and fabric so I use threads nearly every day. I just finished a large project using all 6-stranded DMC floss, which is probably the kind of thread that most people are familiar with, but it turns out that it’s not my favorite one. So, let me tell you about the ones [read more…]

Finished (almost)!

May 16th, 2023|Construction|

Our construction project is all-but-finished and so I thought it would be fun to look back with some before and after photos. The only thing left to finish is the stucco on the outside of the dormer and that should be happening in the next few weeks.

For those that haven’t been following my series, the quick recap is that about 18 months ago, the pressed fiber tile ceiling on our second floor died of old age and fell down all over the bedroom and office that we had up there. We worked with my dad, a retired architect, to rethink [read more…]

Review: Spoonflower’s Fleece vs Polartec Fleece

April 18th, 2023|Everything Else, Fabric Reviews, Spoonflower & Fabric Design|

Spoonflower recently launched a new fleece fabric made by Polartec. Polartec is the company known for “inventing” fleece fabric and I remember hearing that their fabrics were the “best” back in the 90s. So I was super curious to see a swatch when Spoonflower recently launched their new Polartec fleece fabric.

Spoonflower now has two fleece fabrics: fleece and Polartec Fleece. I am going to refer to the regular fleece as “classic” just for clarity as I talk about them. I have made several projects with Spoonflower’s classic fleece and I have been a little disappointed with it. The Polartec fleece [read more…]

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Hi, I’m Becka.

Talking about fabric design, Spoonflower, teaching, and the life and business of being an artist.

Teaching online and in person classes in embroidery, handcrafts, technology, fabric design and artist business skills.

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