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Topic: My first attempt at Embroidery  (Read 1833 times)
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Helena Puck
« on: February 28, 2012 06:08:30 AM »

I've been wanting to try out embroidery for awhile because I think it is beautiful and I like the freedom embroidery allows; however, I was nervous because I'm a long time cross stitched used to following a specific pattern. I wasn't sure how to make the stitches the same lengths or what type of stitches are used for different designs.

I picked up a kit from Sublime Stitching around December and I've been staring at it, thinking I was going to mess it up. Gathering up the courage, I started on kit yesterday. I used the transfer sheet and ironed the picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe onto a piece of white fabric which resulted in beautiful Mary imprint on the white fabric, as well as the cover of my ironing board.


I used a combination of backstitching, slip stitching and stem stitching. I really like split stitching. Sublime stitching include a nice little reference sheet and the three stitching techniques and chain stitching. I also liked that the transfer sheet was reusable.

I actually meant to add beads around the sun's rays but I was so excited about how quickly I was able to finish the completed picture I framed it immediately using adhesive board and a glassless frame.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012 08:08:40 AM »

Wow, for a first attempt the stitches actually look really even. Pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012 10:11:52 AM »

It looks great! Congratulations on your first project!
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012 04:09:56 PM »

This is so pretty.  What a great idea!  I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012 11:55:31 AM »

Your first attempt? No way! Your lines are so clean. Great job! I can't wait to see what you are going to stitch up next.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012 11:02:04 AM »

So inspiring.

I'm just now getting into embroidery, too.  I hope my first attempt is even half as lovely as this.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014 09:16:02 AM »

Fantastic work!
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