The last time I embroidered something was when I did the leaves on the Fox and Rabbit Changing Seasons MSAL. I didn’t really like what I’d done and after some research, I discovered why they didn’t look like they should – I’d done the satin stitch incorrectly. Before then, I hadn’t done any embroidery since I was about 16 – 30 some odd years ago.
Not long after I did the leaves, I was gifted with an embroidery kit:
I was actually quite excited to get this, and I quickly chose a section to work on first:
Once I got the hoop onto the fabric and actually looked at the pattern I lost interest. I told myself I’d start it later. Later became two days ago when I was wanting to stitch something, but I neither wanted to work on the MSAL not wanted to start something new. I took out the kit, got out the project and started watching embroidery videos on YouTube by Sarah Homfray Embroidery
I really like how soothing her voice is and how informative her videos are. I’d watched some of her videos before – couching gold work is very cool. I chose to do the stems first and watched a video to see how to do the stem stitch properly – turns out I’d done this one incorrectly in the past as well.
I’ve moved on to leaves now which use the satin stitch and after a fun video, I now make them properly too. I like the way they look a lot more now. I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m not a total dud either.
I’m only going to work on this project when I really need something different to do so, it won’t get done any time soon. I will share my progress from time to time so you’ll be seeing more of this in the future just not on a regular basis. I do have to say, now that I’m doing the stitches correctly, I’m a lot happier with the whole project.
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!