Stitcher Profile: Waterrose
I'm a long time admirer of the work of Waterrose. Her intricately detailed and often mixed media pieces draw me into her artistic, dreamy world. She's sure to inspire you as well. Enjoy this short interview and be sure to stop by her blog to say hi.
Bari: Can you tell us a little about how you started embroidering?
Rose: My mom taught me how to embroider and she was taught by her mother who was from Ireland. One summer day she handed me a small basket with a piece of linen, some embroidery floss, needles and a small pair of blunt end scissors. We sat together on our back porch and she began teaching me, starting with the straight stitch. She was left handed so some stitches took a lot of patience for me to "get" it. Especially French knots. But as the summer passed I was able to do most of the basic stitches. Once I got into high school nothing was safe from my needle and I made the coolest design on the back of my jean jacket and bell bottoms. I wish I still had those!
Bari: I’m crazy for your artful cuffs. Do you free stitch them or draw your lines first?
Bari: What is your favorite way to use embroidery?
Bari: Can you tell us a bit about this 3d piece: Fiber Art Hand Embroidery Invention Art Umbrella Man? He’s so incredibly unique and detailed... and looks very labor intensive.
Bari: Any favorite materials or tools? Flosses?
Bari: Do you teach or have any upcoming events?
Bari: Where can we see more of your work/buy it?