I am still in the process of embroidering, while I`m trying to teach myself new techniques. I think it`s great fun to learn something new, although I sometimes find it a bit daunting and know it can be a huge challenge as well. Cross stitching is one of the easiest techniques I have used for several years, which I have become very fond of. I have tried other techniques with mixed results, but the answer is probably just a question of practice. Go ahead and try and try until you get it right. Have patience.
First attempt - not bad but the padding/filling should be more evenly done...
Second attempt - now I start to get a hang of it.
At least I understand what went wrong and how to improve. And I have more confidence ! At the moment I am embroidering a ring pillow for a Dutch woman, she is getting married in July. I am embroidering their initials. I will of course show you when the pillow is completely finished.
- Another talented artist that has taught me a lot about various needlework techniques is the amazing talented Mary corbet, who writes Needle n` Thread. She has been so helpful. If I`m stuck with a problem I just browse her pages and I always find plenty of Ideas how to solve it or how to continue my work. Here she has made a simple guideline how to start hand embroidering monograms on Linen guest towels.