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« on: December 26, 2009 12:56:36 PM »

My first two embroidery projects, the first being a tea towel with fruit, I stitched this one on Christmas morning for my Nana. I have had it sitting around for years ready to stitch just never learnt how. I used split stitch with 3 strands of dmc floss.

And the second, place mats for my Mum. I had the linen in my fabric stash and found the vector image online. The first tree I started with steam stitch(?) but found it really hard so changed to split stitch.

I don't know if I have done the stitching correctly as I just taught myself but I would love your feedback. You can see more photos of them here and I also bloged about my last minute crafting.
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009 06:48:19 PM »

Your work is lovely!

Stem stitch can be tricky. I tend to prefer split stitch when dealing with odd angles. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009 07:41:01 AM »

Both are great, I really like the tea towel.

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009 10:03:11 AM »

the spindly trees work beautifully in the linen, good choice! very good beginner work btw, *jealous* Cheesy

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