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First attempt at hand embroidery

November 3, 2011
Here is my first attempt at hand embroidery in about 30 years.  I remember when I was in my early teens my mom would buy these yellow iron-on transfers and we would embroider on our clothes.  I have been wanting to get back into it for a while now and after seeing all the great work on the blog sites and internet I decided to give it a whirl.  I went to Jo-Ann’s and Michaels looking for embroidery designs as well as online.  I found quiet a few books for coping designs and a few iron-ons in the stores.  I found most of my new designs at Polka & Bloom and Twin Stitchers.  I am looking forward to showing you all my progress as I get into my crafty mode.  I also purchased a light box and washable pens at Jo-Ann’s for coping all the designs.  It was really easy and especially for someone like me, who’s stick figures won’t even make a public appearance, it was a success.
Here are the before and after pictures:
I used a Back stitch on the whole design except for the eyes where I used a French Knot.
Not too bad for a first project.     Tada!

From → Hand Embroidery

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