As I've mentioned a few bazillion times,
I've been itchin' to try embroidery.
After hoarding a few hoops for months and checking out every library book in the valley,
I decided to give it a go.
My first project wasn't really embroidery
But it was a lot of hand stitching and got me use to the whole hoop deal.
And it's a great reminder for me.
After stitching that gargantuan hoop, I felt ready to tackle some real embroidery.
So I stitched up a few kitchen towels.
It's safe to say that I am officially hooked
(and my family may use the word addicted)
It's like coloring, but with thread!
I'm telling you, super duper fun!
I used an iron on transfer
All you do is stitch over the line.
Here are a few tips from a beginner:
1. When ironing on the image, there's no going back. Get it on there good the first time or you'll end up with a double or smeared image.
2. Don't forget to check the back- it might look all pretty in the front and a rats nest disaster in the back. So take a peak every now and then to make sure it's neat and tidy in the back too.
3. It's not a good idea to just drop the little pieces of thread on the floor- they will be tracked all through out the house. ( not that I would do that or anything)
4. When your thread gets a knot (oh and it will) don't aggressively pull at it, as the thread will break- and oh man is that a bummer.
I highly recommend this fun past time.
It is fast, easy and rewarding.
And if you're related to me or a friend, you can expect an embroidered towel for your next birthday, and Christmas, and Mother's Day and Ground Hog's Day and . . .
Have you been meaning to try something new?
Well what are you waiting for? Go for it!