Tuesday 21 October 2014

Learning New Stitches

Back in the summer I decided to try and add some new-to-me embroidery stitches to my repertoire... but I have to admit to blogging about my intention to do this and then kinda forgetting about it for a while! Oops.

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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http://thankfullga447 said...

Never enough time to do all the things we love. I love the grey and green thread.

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks Gisela! The grey felt and that neon green thread are both supplies I have a lot of but don't use much so I thought I might as well use them up... and it turns out that together they look rather awesome :)