The Breastless Beauties

You will soon find a sales gallery of what I am calling ‘Breastless Beauties’ on my website. I am very excited about this work as it integrates my advocacy work for body positivity and flat reconstruction due to breast cancer with my artistic, multicolor printing endeavors. I have not previously printed so many pieces inContinue reading “The Breastless Beauties”

Uniboober Beauty, Breastless Beauty 1

Today I stitch a Uniboober Beauty, Breastless Beauty 1. The Uniboobers are the ‘hardest’ Beauty to print. They aren’t actually difficult to print, it is just that… they are a combination of two printings, a Breastless Beauty is printed along side a Breasted Beauty, and the organza layer from each is switched with the other.Continue reading “Uniboober Beauty, Breastless Beauty 1”

#breastlessbeauty

If you are coming here after watching the Great Big Story piece about me, welcome. Check out the Great Big Story video here. Welcome to my blog and web site. I am working to bring 30 hand printed Breastless Beauties up to completion and hope to sell them directly from a gallery page, here onContinue reading “#breastlessbeauty”

Base Layer!

This is a sample for my upcoming online class called Stitch Journal, which I will present through my teaching site, The Clever Guild. In this class, we will create a stitch-able sample, using the techniques you see here, reverse machine appliqué, fusing, raw edge hand appliqué and Mistyfuse and more. And then, we will handContinue reading “Base Layer!”

Craft NAPA 2016, soy wax, embroidery, small works!

We are blog hopping, and I certainly hope that you might jump over to every name on our hopping list and comment (list is at the bottom of this post). There are great prizes in store if you do, but you must comment! And! I am hoping you might consider registering at Craft NAPA and takeContinue reading “Craft NAPA 2016, soy wax, embroidery, small works!”

Printing we will go

I have been happily printing, because I am on a quilt top mission!! Each year I attend a pretty awesome retreat with great friends. The next one will occur next weekend. The cloth you see above was printed using dye left over from printing the Breastless Beauties. And, although these printed fabrics are quite pretty,Continue reading “Printing we will go”

One stitch and one day at a time.

I am happy to say, I have found my creative verve again. This year has been a challenge for me artistically. One where I totally lost my ability to create for a few months. This is not normal for me. Usually, when I become blocked and find myself unable to create, I will stop usingContinue reading “One stitch and one day at a time.”

TV taping and Gathering your Sew-plies!!

  Check out the blog post related to this video: https://melanietesta.com/2015/10/tv-taping-and-gathering-your-sew-plies/ A video posted by Melanie Testa (@mellytesta) on Oct 10, 2015 at 7:40am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js This week, I found myself in the unique position of needing to Gather my Sew-plies!! on the quick! I was asked to tape a video segment for a majorContinue reading “TV taping and Gathering your Sew-plies!!”