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on: June 23, 2009 03:34:35 PM 
Started by BeefKnits, Message by BeefKnits
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This was my first attempt at doing some embroidery.  I chose to do it on felt because of the following post here on Crafster. https://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 https://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! 

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