Monday, November 19, 2007

Embroidery

I decided to give embroidery a try. I've never actually embroidered anything, so yesterday afternoon I looked it up on the internet. I found a video eHow and watched that. The lady in the video spent five minutes describing how to thread a needle and about twenty seconds on how to embroider. Her little blurb went something like this, "So, after you get the needle threaded, just do a simple backstitch. And that's it. You're embroidering." The end.

Luckily, I know how to do a backstitch. I looked at a few patterns but in the end decided just to wing it. This is how it turned out:

It's a little bit crooked and isn't centered between the heel and the top of the sock, but I figure I can only get better. I'm going to do my stocking next so that I get plenty of practice before attempting Rachel's. That's going to be tricky. Why didn't we name her Pam or Sue? Rachel has so many letters in it.

2 comments:

  1. There we go! Not so hard, eh. :) To be fair, usually when I talk about "embroidery," I mean "cross-stitch." I conflate the two. Particularly since the full name is "cross-stitch embroidery." :) But simple back-stitch embroidery isn't so bad either... Though I don't do that very often.

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