running shoe

Melbourne, Australia

About me…
I’m a wife, a mother & a friend. I like to make stuff & I like to run.

I think a lot about how stuff works. I write a blog at kootoyoo. It’s a bit of craft, a bit of drivel & just a bit of fun.

About my square…
My square is embroidered by hand using 2 strands of embroidery floss. I used almost four skeins to complete the design which uses chain stitch, running stitch, stem stitch & French knots. There’s a wee bit of satin stitch hack in there too. My stitching began in Melbourne & was finished in Darwin and travelled back to Melbourne with the kettle tree square.

The running shoe is significant because those Asics are so much a part of who I am & of the stuff I make. I make an awful lot of plans on the run & some of them actually work out pretty well.

You can see more about how the design was created here and you can read all my quilt project related posts here.

If you’d like to stitch a running shoe my design can be found here (free of charge).

Find me...
at kootoyoo


Kylie said...

(I'm singing this...)
You're a superstar, yeah, that's what you you are!
;) K

thornberry said...

Love the shoe Kirsty. It's beautifully executed and is full of heart, spirt and soul. Gorgeous.

michelle said...

love the story, the shoe, the design, the stitching and the way it represents something so close to your soul. well done

Kirsty said...

Testing the reply to comment function

Kirsty said...


Thanks Lara x

Kirsty said...

Aww, thanks Kylie