[First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who greeted me happy birthday on my previous post and joined my giveaway. Hello, hello to new readers and recent de-lurkers.]
Many crafty people start their love affair with sewing by way of embroidery or knitting. I seem to have skipped these stepping stones and moved right to making clothes using the sewing machine. Sure I did cross-stitching in high school but they didn’t count; I did only one and a half single-color patterns.
But after about a decade of being embroiled in this adult world, I find myself wishing that I learned everything I needed to learn about embroidery when I was younger. Because, man, it is so relaxing!
Here is my latest:
This is probably my most ambitious embroidery project to date. I can imagine you laughing at this silliness. I laugh with you, so no worries. Counting the banner I made for Krissy and perhaps one or two smaller projects, this is honestly my best-looking embroidery. It’s of my skeleton key tattoo (refer to my drawing on the banner of this blog) and is made purely of back stitches. Because let’s face it, this is the only stitch I can manage. Ha!
I cannot wait to make more. Perhaps I will finally be able to put my copy of Sublime Stitching to good use. Any tips for a beginner?
Not related to embroidery but to the design, here are fun skeleton key-inspired DIY ideas:
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