Thursday, 9 October 2014

The joy of practising embroidery stitches

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Morning all

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!

I saw this and thought it a great idea, in the way who ever stitched this has put the name of the stitch.  I think I may start that as well.......

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