I've been a busy bee these past few months, y'all. Not only have I been working like a boss on my new website/blog while stitching out order after fabulous order for all of you, but I've also been secretly working with Brit + Co on, you guessed it: ANOTHER ONLINE HAND EMBROIDERY CLASS!
After the amazing success of our first class, they called me back to make another class and this time .. we're taking our florals to the next level (while messing with some amazing concepts like NEGATIVE SPACE which is one of my absolute favorites)!
Heading back to San Francisco was not something I thought would happen just shy of nine months after my first visit, but I was ecstatic to find out they wanted me to return and make another class for all of you!
After months of fun conference calls and figuring out designs and color palettes, I was finally ready to make my trek back to the West Coast! This time, however, would be different than my last: I would be going alone and only staying one day (can I say how terrifying it is to fly alone? I'm never doing it again!). I knew I wasn't going to get much of a chance to sight see (unlike my last trip), but I took a lyft to the studio with a smile on my face because I was BACK in one of my FAVORITE cities!
Shortly after I arrived, I was able to grab a cup of coffee and walk around the neighborhood before meeting up with the video team and planning wardrobe and the script for the teasers at our pre-production meeting. This time around we accomplished everything so much faster (this wasn't my first rodeo, haha) and I was heading to my hotel before I knew it.
I stayed at the lovely Hotel G which was just a hop skip and a jump away from the studio. I threw myself on the bed and just wanted to go to sleep, but knew I had to eat. I walked across the street, got some sushi (so much sushi) and made my way to the H&M which was around the corner to buy a cardigan (who knew it would be FREEZING in California in June). I finally made it back to my hotel, took a shower, and passed out for the night around 9pm.
10 hours later and I'm up and getting ready to start the day of filming (and crazy travel back home). I arrived early for make up and wardrobe, and of course the best breakfast spread courtesy of the staff. This time around, I was ready and anything and everything the day would bring and I felt so much more at ease with the video team.
We filmed the actual class first and all of the promotional/teaser stuff afterwards (which I was SO thankful for because it really let me loosen up and get comfortable which was super hard to do early in the morning the first time around).
The day absolutely flew by and I still can't believe how quick and painless it was this time around. All of my scripted dialogue came out without a hitch and I was super relaxed with the team (and so goofy, oh my goodness. I think everyone was dying laughing by the end of the shoot). Lunch was fifty shades of delicious and the only thing I disliked was saying goodbye to Bryan, Lexy, and the rest of the team (can I say they are like family? They sure feel like family now).
Overall, I never thought I would be back here, doing what I love with a company that I so deeply respect. I am just so honored and blessed to be able to film this second, advanced class with Brit + Co and now, I am proud to introduce it to you!
Starting June 26th, anyone can take part of my new and advanced online floral hand embroidery class to learn (up-close and personal) how to hand embroider some of my favorite florals. You will get detailed step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and complete your project from:
Oh, and with purchase of a class, you will also get downloads of TWO of my own designs to embroider for your own personal use. What?! I know, awesome.
So head on over to Brit & Co today to pre-register (and get 15% off for being an early bird) and make sure to spread the word and follow me on twitter/IG @gulushthreads (in case you have any questions about the class before and after you begin taking it).
I seriously cannot wait to help you learn a craft that has quite literally changed my life (as well as see all of your own interpretations of my designs).
My stitch venture can now be yours and all you have to do is sign up.
This month's #stitchventure pattern is in collaboration with illustrator and teacher, Alexis Winter!
Read on to learn more about her process and to enter to win this month's hand embroidery pattern!
This month's #stitchventure pattern is in collaboration with Deanna Maree Creative Studio.
Read on to learn more about her process and to enter to win this month's pattern!