Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sewing: Embroidery for the (Very) First Time

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!)



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Sewing: Embroidery for the (Very) First Time

I have been playing around with embroidery this week. On the first day, I taught myself satin stitch, fly stitch, and stem stitch fro...