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.
Botanicals, mostly florals, are the main focus in her work as she takes a modern twist to the age-old medium. She lives by the motto of ‘creating more with less’ by painting with thread instead of using an encyclopedia of stitches. Although she is mostly known for her hand embroidery floral work, she has been known to dabble in needle felting and punch needle (and loves incorporating all of them together)!
In 2016, Kristen began teaching hand embroidery to the masses and has traveled all across the US (and even Canada) to share the art of Modern Floral Embroidery with anyone willing to pick up a needle.
She has even found ways to teach those across the world with the publishing of her first book 200 Embroidered Flowers (which you can find online and in stores) as well as launching her Youtube Channel this year!