Friday, June 25, 2010

2010 SCHMETZ Portfolio Designer - Rebecca Kemp Brent

Rebecca's Favorite Needle - Hemstitch, sometimes known as a Wing needle

Rebecca says, "I love heirloom sewing with laces and sheer batiste, but have also found that decorative stitches sewn with a hemstitch needle enhance everyday sewing projects. Try stitching vertical rows on the front of a shirt or blouse for a grown-up version of heirloom stitchery. Use a hemstitch needle and decorative stitch to quilt fabric and batting for a really unexpected touch. My favorite technique of all may be using a hemstitch needle for programmed machine embroidery; the digitized design mimics hand-sewn fil tire and other drawn or pulled thread techniques."

Rebecca is a freelance writer, editor, educator and designer specializing in creative ways to use computerized sewing and embroidery machines and software. Her newest book is Redwork from the Workbasket.  Check your local store for a copy.  You find Rebecca's articles in many popular sewing magazine.  In fact since 2001 she has published over 150 articles in such national publications as Creative Machine Embroidery, Sew News, Sewing Savvy and Quilting & Embroidery as well as on the internet. She is experienced in theatrical costuming and apparel manufacturing and works behind the scenes as a technical editor for Stitch magazine and other creative titles.
Samples of Rebecca's work are frequently seen in consumer and trade show displays for Creative DRAWings® software and Coats & Clark products. She has been a featured artist on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, and is the designer of the 2-4-6-8 Pocket Bag Collection pattern.
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What's YOUR favorite Needle?

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