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Yep! It’s finally here (isn’t it amazing how things are months away, and you have tons of time and then suddenly, BANG!, they’re here), the opening of “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery, Seattle! So very excited! The work is fantastic!!

Here’s a final preview, and then I’ll post pictures tomorrow of tonight and links to buy online.

"No Woman, No Cry" by Anya Astapova

“No Woman, No Cry” by Anya Astapova

"Release the Bats," by MacKenzie Mollo

“Release the Bats,” by MacKenzie Mollo

"(American nostalgia #5) Blanket " by Luke Haynes

“(American nostalgia #5) Blanket ” by Luke Haynes

"Ani DiFranco" by Jessica Pambianco

“Ani DiFranco” by Jessica Pambianco

Hope to see you tonight! Please say hi if you’re there!!


Are you excited for Saturday night? I am!!

I’m flying up (I’ll be fashionably late, as my flight lands as the show opens), so I hope to see you at “Put the Needle on the Record!”

Here’s a couple of sneaky peaks at works!!

"Boy You Should Have Known By Now" by Billy Kheel

“Boy You Should Have Known By Now” by Billy Kheel

"Bjork" by Jess DeWahls

“Bjork” by Jess DeWahls

"Bjork" by Jess DeWahls

“Bjork” by Jess DeWahls



"Drake - Nothing was the Same" by Koe - Zee

“Drake – Nothing was the Same” by Koe – Zee

"Lee Scratch Perry" by Sophie Tomlinson

“Lee Scratch Perry” by Sophie Tomlinson

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work by Anya Astapova

This show is going to rock, if you’ll pardon my terrible word choice. Here is the list of artists who will be showing in “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, opening Saturday, August 1st:

Anya Astapova, Alise Baker, Mark Bieraugel, Croshame, Jess de Wahls, Giddy Girlie, Kathy Halper, Becca Hammond, Luke Haynes, Daniel Hernandez, Bascom Hogue, Billy Kheel, Michelle Kingdom, Koe-Zee, Emma Rose Laughlin, Katharine Lawrie, Jenny Lee, Kate Madeira, Mackenzie Mollo, Matthew Monthei, Carie Musick, Ries Niemi, Jessica Pambianco, Carol Powell, Julie Sarloutte, Ellen Schinderman, Pete Seazle, Sophie Tomlinson, Meghan Willis, Wu Stitch, Darcy Yates

So excited! Coming at you, Seattle!!


Get those submissions in for “Put the Needle on the Record!” Love what I’ve received so far. Today’s the final day to send yours in!

Hey all! I’m curating a second show this year, Put the Needle on the Record, at Twilight Gallery, Seattle! Very excited for this one, all music stuffs! Here’s some basic info:

Put the Needle on the Record at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, will explore the constant connection between visual art and music. They feed back and forth. Images inspire the music and the music surely inspires visuals. Cover art has been a part of the music experience since the first pieces of sheet music were published. Photos and portraits of musicians catch our imagination and allow us to feel what it might have been like to be there, at that show…

Artists, please submit musically themed works – needlepointed album covers, amiguri rockers, embroidered portraits, lyric explored (please push yourself creatively if doing this). All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery (machine, free hand, black work, crewel….), needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, plush, appliqué, tapestry, needle felting (i know it’s not stitched, but there’s needles and often blood, so it fully counts!), beading, mixed media (where fiber is a main component)… and any other stitchy forms i’ve forgotten (or woven or threaded or poked), please submit.

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.

Please go HERE for more details.

icheel detail“Girls, Girls, Girls” by Michelle Kingdom

I couldn’t be more excited for Stitch Fetish 3 (only a month away now!!!) and the amazing artists in this year’s show! Here’s the line-up:

Bren Ahearn and Jesse M Kahn
Mark Bieraugel
Ashley Blalock
Josephine Carter
Ruri Clarkson
Ben Cuevas
Denise Felton
Tiff Graham
Erika Hagberg
Ashford Harrison
Luke Haynes
Annette Heully
Sally Hewett
Josephine T. Huang
Billy Kheel
Michelle Kingdom
Emma Rose Laughlin
Katherine Lawrie
Jenny Lee
Kate Madeira
Robert Marbury
Margaret Meyer
Matthew Monthei
Carie Musick
Kevin Muth
Oh Sew Nerdy
Carol Powell
Jaclyn Rose
Julie Sarloutte
Kirsten Schihl
Ellen Schinderman
Heather Marie Scholl
Amy Sheridan
Daniaelle Simonsen
Denise Sullivan
Tamara Tolkin
Meghan Willis
Darcy Yates

It’s going to be an outrageous show; hope to see you there!!

I could not be prouder to a part of this amazing show, opening this Saturday (August 23rd) at Craft in America, and I’m terribly excited to give my first ever artist’s talk at 4:30pm! Also speaking Saturday is the super talented Luke Haynes (who was in February’s, “Stitch Fetish 2.”)!
So if you happen to be in LA on Saturday afternoon, come by and say hello, and check out this fantastic show.
If you cannot make it on Saturday, the show is running through the end of October and there are other events and talks along the way. I hope to see you at one of them.
Saturday, August 23, 4:30pm
Artist Talks: Luke Haynes & Ellen Schinderman

The Craft in America Center is located at 8415 West Third Street, two blocks East of La Cienega and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 – 6:00 pm.

Parking is available at meters in the surrounding neighborhood with restrictions, with West Third Street valet service, and at the Beverly Connection. For more information: or (323) 951-0610.

It’s today! Today is the day! The deadline for submissions for Stitch Fetish 2!! Last year was awesome and this year is shaping up to blow it away. I want to see your stitchy, naughty works!

"Almost There"

“Almost There”





Setting up the second half of the show has been amazing.  We have the larger, more conceptual pieces at the gallery and watching the artists set up their works – so different from what I do – has been sensational and inspiring.

Here’s photos of Ruth Tabancay and her lovely daughter, Mariel, setting up Ruth’s piece, “Extending the Useful Life.”

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Holy cow!! How did today get to be today already??  I”ve been so busy prepping and doing that all of a sudden it’s crept up on me.  Tonight is the first opening of Home is Where the Needle Marks and I’m so so proud and so pleased!  The work looks amazing, we yarn bombed outside the space yesterday, and I can’t wait for this evening.

I do hope, if you’re in LA, you’ll join us tonight!

And away we go…

I can’t believe it’s really here – how the hell did it get to be May? – but it is.  At long last I am so very excited, proud, and happy to invite you all to the opening of my first featured art show!  I have a whole wall to myself down at The Hive Gallery, starting this Saturday eve, May 5th.  The Hive is big and very fun, with half a dozen shows up each month, giving different artists individual walls to fill.  There is usually a group show in the center of the space and the night of the opening they have bands, performers, booze… all the right ingredients for a great time!

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