Saturday, 16 April 2011

It's Like Drawing... But With Thread!




 


It took all of ten minutes for me to fall in love with embroidery. Head over heels in love. So easy, so much fun and oh so pretty! I had a lovely afternoon of Craft Club with Sarah and Kemi, stitching napkins and tea towels. We used the amazing Sublime Stitching book, which has super easy instructions and sweet little transfers to get you started. Yay for embroidery!

[Soundtrack: 'The Girls Want to Be With the Girls' by Talking Heads]

21 comments:

  1. hihi...that is exactly what I did yesterday in the evening, too! :D I used a different version of sublime stitching books called embroidered effects. seems like all of them are great!

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  2. Way too cute! Oh there are so many crafty things I wish I could dabble in them all! Like knitting, embroidery, crocheting, felting, etc. But focusing on sewing is the best use of my time right now. Looking forward to seeing posts on the productivity research project.

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  3. Cute! I love embroidery floss. So pretty.
    Px

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  4. It's fun, isn't it? I love embroidery, especially whilst watching tv ;)

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  5. embroidery, patchwork, are all things I used to do so much of untill I recently found dressmaking. One day I hope to combine them in a flattering a nd pretty way.

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  6. I love it too! I'm stitching a lot, lately!

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  7. Oh, I love this! How adorable. I need to give it a bash. Did you find it easy enough? Your colours are lovely, too!

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  8. How cute! This is something I want to give a try one of these days.

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  9. I love embroidery. Fun to do with my kids. The best part is picking the color floss!

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  10. That's exactly what I always say- drawing with thread, haha! I love to embroider, too- started off with Jenny Hart's direction, then I started embroidering on anything I could!

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  11. You should also check out Aimee Ray's 2 books on Doodle Stitching! They are really great.

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  12. Too cute!! Oh boy, something like that would be adorable on the bottom edge of a shirt, or along the hem of a skirt. :) Nice job!

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  13. I love that your friend is stitching herself a martini! :)

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  14. Oh yes, I love it too! And it isn't that time-consuming even. I once made luggage tags (Christmas presents) and "wrote" the addresses with embroidery. I thought it would take forever, but it didn't. Looked so cute! Have fun - can't wait to see where this will take you...

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  15. I like that book. Looks like a great way to spend a day!

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  16. These examples are absolutely adorable. I reminds me of gifts I made for a baby shower. Always so appreciated by the expectant Mum. Hand Embroidery has been a passion of mine since childhood. My adult passion has been with Redwork. I have been know to sit for hours, doing redwork. I happened upon some old photo's the other day, one was a redwork project from several years ago. I think that embroidery is a very calming activity.

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  17. I love Sublime Stitching! I am a big a fan of their embroidery kits, the Mexican Day of the Dead one is my favourite!

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  18. So sweet! Embroidery is one of those addictive handcrafts! ;) I've been contemplating starting a new embroidery project lately myself...

    ♥ Casey

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  19. ooh I'm sorry to miss it for the first time! It looks great and very timely as I've had a tip off about a venue we can use for mobile craft club in the future! I also met a new recruit...

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  20. i learnt embroidery thanks to Tone Finnenanger Sew pretty homestyle book because i wanted to make my mum a cushion. I took to it like a duck to water and i love it ^-^

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  21. how adorable that little peach is! it reminds me of these two little figurines i just found, eyes closed and lashes all sweet and shy. :)

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