Apart from learning a couple of new stitches while working on those Christmas ornament kits, the embroidery I've done over the past few months has all involved the same old boring stitches. Tsk tsk. Must Try Harder.
I finally made a proper start on my stitch-learning project a couple of weeks ago.
I'm slowly working my working my way through the stitch guides in The Needlecraft Stitch Directory (which I reviewed a couple of years ago), trying out lots of different stitches.
Some of these experiments have worked out better than others! I'm not worrying too much about neatness and precision at the moment though, just giving myself some time to experiment with a needle and thread.
I might eventually stitch a sampler showcasing some of the new-to-me stitches but in the meantime I'm happy just randomly stitching and filling up a piece of felt with colourful patterns.
With any luck I won't forget about this project again but will have some more stitching to show you sometime soon :)
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