embroidery class

October 3rd, 2007

emboidery project

One thing this brief stint of blogging has taught me: I cannot take a flippin picture. Obviously I took this little beauty at night, but there is a reason. I was cramming for the final. The lovely ladies over at Crafty Daisies taught an embroidery class for beginners (embroidery 101, if you will) in a series of posts on their blog. I tried embroidery once before and loved it, so I was thrilled about the class. And I read every post, but somehow never got around to the actual stitching part. So in true procrastinator fashion, I did it all the night before. All I can say is thank god for the stem stitch. I thought because I was doing all the homework at once I would actually combine all the homework into one big project. Turns out this was a better idea in my head. I took all the elements of the homework designs and made a strange birthday party in the garden where the little snail spoils everything. Or at least that’s what it became.

I learned quite a bit. Like, embroidery is drawing with texture. Which is really a bizarre thing to do and something I’m excited to experiment with. And separating embroidery thread is a pain in the ass. Is there a trick? Am I missing something? And the biggest lesson, embroidery takes a lot longer than you think it will, so start early.

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3 Responses to embroidery class

  1. eydie says:

    I don’t embroider with floss, I use mercidized (sp?) cotton, usually number 8. It comes in lots and lots of shades, and doesn’t require any seperation and no tangles. Find it near the crochet thread……
    finally after arting and crafting since 1989, I moved out of the dining room into a special built section of the garage……it’s wonderful, but I can sure feel your frustration…

  2. VictoriaE says:

    I LOVE this combination of embroidery pictures. (Nice to “meet” you!)

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