Friday, October 21, 2011

embroidery

I'm teaching myself how to embroider. Nothing fancy, just some stitches around one of my petals motifs for a little project I'm hatching. I'm using this book to give me ideas and show me how to do some of the stitches, but mostly I'm just winging it. I'm really enjoying it ~ I've discovered that embroidery is very relaxing as long as you embrace the wonk!


Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

Jennie said...

That is so beautiful Nic - really effective!!

Sally said...

Looks so good.
I love embroidery so much too.

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

I love your petals design, but I think that I might like it even more with the embroidery!

Sannah said...

Beautiful! I had to learn a couple of embroidery stitches the other day for a small project I was doing, and found that I really enjoyed it. I thought it was quite relaxing, and could be something I would like to do more of, if only there was more time!
Thanks for visiting my blog the other day :)
Sannah

Vic said...

That looks amazing Nic! I am messing up some embroidery at the mo; yours is much nicer..!

Em said...

That's a great way to add another colour, *and* a whole new dimension!

Lotti said...

Oh you are doing such a great job .... that is really really nice. I love it.

Naturally Carol said...

I like the added colour and texture that the embroidery added!

Thea said...

I love the layering textures too. Gorgeous!

june at noon said...

Oh, wow, the embroidery really compliments your fabric design. Great idea!

inkcaravan.com said...

Your lovely designs really lend themselves to it. Gorgeous. x Alisa