Don't wanna boast or anything but I fecking love this new embroidery of mine. All my design, took a lot longer than I thought it would (the irony of using small stitches) but I have to say I am so happy with the result. This one is going on the wall and is staying there forever.
Been busy stitching up a storm. One a tribute to a personal hero, Ron Swanson and the other a design of my own. I'm getting better at keeping things neat and tidy and first attempt at stitch writing was relatively painless.
Wanted to try learn some more stitches so made this little message for the beau. It includes french knot, chain stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, split stitch and cross stitch. If you can spot them all then hats off to you.
I've always thought embroidery was one of those things that lived in the house of a smelly elderly semi-alcoholic relative along with toilet roll doileys and the inexplicable aroma of lavender. I was wrong. I think I might have found a new love. My first attempt was pretty straight forward, just a running stitch 'Home Sweet Home' for our new flat.
Then I graduated to the french knot. A full on hard core embroidering stitch don't cha know. I even one upped it to an ombre effect making use of the many pink threads in my starter kit.
There are so many better blogs for teaching how to stitch out there that I won't attempt to better them, instead I would highly recommend the following:
The Craftinomicon - amazing for intro to stitches and tutorials
Handmade Craft - great for free embroidery ideas and patterns
Skeins - 150 skeins for under £10, incedible value for money. Every thread is a different color and although the picker does seem to have a little bit of an obsession with pink and green the varieties are beautiful and make projects so much more fun with a real variety of shades to choose from.