This was my first attempt at doing some embroidery. I chose to do it on felt because of the following post here on Crafster. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=193085.0I don't have an embroidery hoop, so I needed some stiff fabric in order to try this. I had the goal of making this into a bracelet, though mine is not nearly as good as http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=57051 I'm confident that I can improve my skills.
This first picture was when I initially started to embroider on this piece of felt. That brown swirly design in the middle was supposed to be a tree (doesn't make sense to me either now that I look at it), but then I thought i could make it into a tree stump.
For this darker green portion I used chain stitch. I was trying to create leaves for tree branches, but again I went about it all backwards because I should have started with brown.
With the lighter green stitches I used fern stitch. I varied the length to create smaller ferns and larger ferns. They're so cute I think!
I picked out all the stitches from my "tree stump" and created a new one. I used backstitch with the darker brown and split stitch for the tan color.
So, what do you think? For all you embroiderers out there, what can I do to improve my stitches? Also, what does this look like to you guys? I mean, I kind of just stitched because I wanted to keep my hands busy. The picture in my head didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it to. Oh, well!