Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Skull and Crossbones Embroidery

I never thought embroidery would be for me. Too many little stitches. Too impractical. And what would I make, anyway? No one I know is having a baby, and surely that's the limit of embroidery?


I am delighted to say that I am now all about stitching. I keep looking at everything I own, trying to determine if it is stitch-worthy or whether it would be better if covered in my amateur, desperately-trying to be neat stitches. And I can safely say the results aren't all bad.

I visited Sublime Stitching and they really know their patterns. I bought some packs including some by Julie West (that's her in the second picture - or rather her delightful space alien) and Kurt Halsey, a few big white hankies and set to work. The best thing is that you can re-use the iron-on patterns about eight times so there's less pressure to get it right the first time.

Happily, I've also started my own patterns, and am pretty smug about my punk pirate hanky. Those older ladies really know what they're talking about - I'm sold.

If anyone wants to organise a crafternoon soon, I will bring yummies!

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