Here's a simple post to share my embroidery works in progress. I have very little experience in embroidery, but I've found this craft to be fun, portable, and gratifying. I have not found it to be particularly quick. I'm still defining my style at this, but here's what I've done so far.
|half of my Julie West scene|
|BLUR! the other half - I have a lot more stitching to do!|
These are the pics of my aforementioned embroidery project
. I don't know what I am doing here, but I am loving the stems on these mod flowers. I am hoping this turns out fabulous! Time will tell, my friends.
I showed my Spanish teacher my new handiwork, and he said he needed a cloth in which to wrap his tortillas. So I just busted out the needle and thread and gave it a go. I used the "Country Cool
" embroidery pattern from (where else?) Sublime Stitching
|This is the lower-left-hand corner|
I am learning that embroidery doesn't have to be elaborate to be good. I found that back-stitching these simple outlines on plain fabric was very satisfying. Embroidery seems to be a no-fuss craft. I don't iron my fabric first, because it will be stretched across a hoop anyway. Hoops, needles, and thread are cheap and readily available. I have been tracing patterns onto my fabric using carbon paper, but you can easily just take out a pen and draw. You can see I wrote out "Tortillas de Ed" in ballpoint pen!
|This is the lower-right-hand corner|