I have been playing around with embroidery this week.
On the first day, I taught myself satin stitch, fly stitch, and stem stitch from a book by Kelly Fletcher. (Just find someone who explains things the way they make sense to you, KF was a good fit for me).
On day two, I learned detached chain stitch and chain stitch. (Dark green)
I tried learning two types of knots (french and bullion) but I haven't had enough practice.
I did cross-stitch for the light blue knots and double stitch for the blue flowers which were supposed to be bullion knots.
I'm going to keep practicing. In the mean time I like how it turned out regardless.
I tried to keep my kids busy while I was sewing, so I drew some pictures on huge pad of sketch paper and had them work on coloring and decorating them. That was actually pretty fun for them.
I bought these books from the downtown library... can't wait to add to my shelf (and dig in when I have time! Too many books on my TBR especially *newer* releases!)