Thursday, 9 October 2014
The joy of practising embroidery stitches
Well today I am going to have a sort of busman's holiday. I would like to practice lots of different embroidery stitches. Some stitches ( I would say around 15 or so ) come naturally to me and other I have to look up and refresh myself on.
I thought I would do some practising of stitches with different colours and combinations as well. The stitch of the week is still running as there are SO MANY stitches and I would love a lot more of them to become second nature to me.
I keep all my practise pieces and today I need to start a new piece of vintage linen. You may ask why practice on that precious piece of fabric, but I feel you need to do that as for me it is what I use all the time. Stitches behave differently on different fabrics, so it makes sense to me to actually practise on what I use all the time......
So I am away to my stitching room to gather my materials and then cosy into a chair and start. The weather is soggy! so warm drink, comfy sofa and my stitching!
I hope you have a great day and Happy Stitching!