Monday, April 7, 2014
Needle & thread - hand embroidery
A few weeks ago I took an embroidery class from Alison Glass at Sew South. She was incredibly gracious with her time, knowledge and supplies and made learning new stitches a breeze. Once I learned the couching stitch, I wanted to couch all the things. That is until I learned the chain stitch. Then I wanted to chain stitch all the things. And so on. The needle book pictured above was a pattern supplied by Alison and the start of a new obsession for me.
Since then I've been stitching different random fabrics to get a feel for what weight works best. I've also been trying to learn new stitches.
I liken hand embroidery to coloring for adults. And now I'm looking for a website or hand embroidery stitch book that can teach me lots and lots of new stitches. Any recommendations?
P.S. Due to numerous requests, Alison is now selling the needle book pattern that she provided to Sew South attendees. You can find it here. You can even find the exact Perle cotton sampler that I used here.