Melanie Testa: Stitch journaling

In her article, “Off the Page: Sketchbook Keeping for Textile Arts–Stitch journaling,” from the August/September 2014 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, Melanie Testa showed her inspiration photography and examples of her stitch journaling projects. Here are shots of a vest that Melanie embroidered extensively with images that reminded her a her travels.

A dragon motif is on the collar of the vest.





















On the button panel, Melanie stitched fanciful creatures.























This waistband embroidery includes a cup of coffee and swimming swans.

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Kristine Lundblad

About Kristine Lundblad

Kristine is Associate Editor of Quilting Arts Magazine, Modern Patchwork, QuiltCon magazine, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, Modern Patchwork Holiday and Quilting Arts TV.