One of the blessings of traveling around the country is being able to meet other stitchers. I remember in early 2019 meeting Ariane Zurcher at a Sue Spargo workshop. It was one of those stitching ah ha moments where you are in the presence of someone you know gets it...where the creative and the technical meet. I was at a different table but could see Ariane in action with piles of fabrics and threads. I admit, I was curious and at the same time already in awe.
After all, she had brought her project from a previous workshop! That workshop included a field trip to the Santa Fe Art Museum, where you were to look for something that would be the inspiration for your art piece.
This was her inspiration...
With this as a starting point, she went on to create an art piece about her family history. It was stunning!
Now I may be bragging a bit here, but I feel like I can read people pretty darn well and I came away from this first meeting with a sense that Ariane would become a special person in the stitching world. And boy was I ever right! With the encouragement of Sue Spargo, she decided that the stitching world needed some left handed support and launched her own YouTube Channel! On The Other Hand. What is wonderful about her channel is that it may be a technical channel on left handed stitching, but it also is an inspiration of ideas for us right handers!!!
I hope you will take the time to check out her channel and subscribe...the more we learn, the more we stitch...the more we stitch, the less anxious we are!

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#4 Theresa veroline 2020-03-18 20:00
I am so grateful for her left handed videos. We left hangers really needed ariane. Thank you!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤ ️❤️❤️❤️
#3 Sandi H 2020-03-18 10:51
I’m so glad that you’ve shared with others Ariane’s special gift of stitching with even more people.
#2 artsyles 2020-03-18 10:27
Wow, she took her inspiration to a whole new level. I love that it is a family story. I have added special fabrics to quilts that would remind a family member of an event, etc. Her colors are wonderful.
#1 ArianeZ 2020-03-18 07:47
Anna! You are so kind to share my YouTube channel with so many. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm sending you virtual hugs (the only kind that's left to us, these days) and much love and gratitude.
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