Get To Know Kristen Gula

    Kristen is a self-taught fiber artist from St. Louis, MO who took her love for hand embroidery to the next level by founding Gulush Threads in 2013. We got the chance to get to know Kristen a little more. Below are some questions that she so kindly answered for DMC.
    For more on Kristen follow @gulushthreads on Instagram.

    1. How would you describe your style in three words?
      Colorful, Eclectic, Lush (see what I did there?)

    2. How long have you been stitching for?
      I've been embroidering since 2012 (next year is ten years)!

    3. What are your embroidery essentials?
      DMC color card and a sharp pair of embroidery scissors.

    4. What inspires you?
      I'm inspired by almost anything - from a pretty sunset to an abandoned building to moments with my family. If something (or someone) gives me joy, I try hard to channel that emotion into my work (so maybe someone else gets inspired to start stitching along with me).

    5. What’s your favorite stitch?   
      This is a tough one, but if I had to choose - I'd pick Satin Stitch.

    6. What’s your favorite piece of work? 
      One of my favorite pieces was this year's "National Embroidery Month" pattern (with last year's pattern being my second favorite)!

    7. How did you learn how to stitch? 
      I taught myself with the help of my 1979 copy of "Reader's Digest: Complete Guide of Needlework" and any Youtube video I could find at the time.


    National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along

    To celebrate our favorite holiday, National Embroidery Month, we've teamed up with ultra-talented fibre artist, Kristen Gula. Throughout February, Kristen hosts daily stitch-alongs on Instagram live. Join Kristen on 2020's #stitchventure by watching her live videos here. You can follow daily step-by-step tutorials to create her exclusively designed embroidery patterns for yourself! Check out 2021's pattern by viewing the project here.

    Stitch A Tinsel Tree
    Snowfall By Kristen Gula
    Gulush Thread Project