We first met embroidery artist and kit designer Michelle Galletta of Kiriki Press while working together on a quick and easy DIY project for attendees of the Create: Now Summit. To say it was love at first stitch would be an understatement! Michelle has the ability to bring fabric to life with her extraordinary embroidery skills and today, we’re so thrilled to welcome Michelle to the blog to share her Matryoskha dolls with the entire Spoonflower community.
Just like the traditional Russian nesting dolls where the artistry is found in the way the dolls’ outfits are decorated, Michelle’s dolls will come to life as you embroider the cut & sew pattern with your own personal spin.
Designing for Embroidery
So, you’ve got a chance to get a totally awesome coordinating embroidery design to match your fabric! How exactly do you go about it? Well, first you work on your fabric design as usual, but you’ll want to keep in mind that one design in that pattern might become embroidery. What that design looks like is part of what you’ll need to plan for. Developing an embroidery design requires you to consider a few things to make sure your concept can be translated into stitches…