I've just crossed the threshold and decided to start trying my hands at embroidery! This might not surprise you, given my other crafts. For me, it was sort of a big thing because I've seen "sewing" as my mom's thing. I know this isn't exactly sewing - and of course, my mom would describe her hobby as "quilting" which is completely different from :"sewing." But, in any case, I'm moving closer than I had expected to the art of using a little tiny needle.
I had decided to learn to do embroidery to do a certain project, which I'll be revealing hopefully soon! As much as it was fun to practice my stitches with cute floss I selected and a plain white bandana, I realized I needed some practice at making my stitches follow a pattern. I drew myself this image for practice:
Wild Olive, and I'll probably have to use the modified version in my final project as well. Also, if you're looking to get into embroidery, I would highly recommend other posts on Wild Olive's site. I would also suggest that you learn how to use a needle threader, which has been an absolute saving grace for me.Actually, if you even want to do random sewing/repair type projects, you should still use a needle threader. They're the best!
I decided I wanted to practice just a touch more.
And, to complete my practice, I decided to attempt my blogmonogram!