Today, I am embarking on a new project and thought I would share it with you so you can hand stitch along with me.
About six months ago, I started experimenting with hand embroidery to see how I could combine different stitches to make different patterns. I had used three simple stitches in the past for my Stupendous Stitching pieces (running stitch, French Knot and Chain Stitch) but I had used these stitches mostly in a line.
I decided to change up the background to design within a square and make a “book” of different stitches to refer to, just like I made the decorative machine “Stitch Bible” to be a reference for my Bernina.
Here’s a photo of my “Stitch Book”. My next post will tell you how to prepare your background and get ready to make the stitches I made (or make your own designs!). My goal is to make one design a week — 52 in all by the end of 2013. Come stitch with me!
Look for a new post every Wednesday.