18.5.11

Easy Embroidery Sampler





This is my first post on my new computer. Everything faster and the screen is shinier...much more fun!




I've been working on a design to use when teaching a beginning embroidery class and this is what I have come up with. The stitches are easy...stem stitch, satin stitch, chain stitch and french knots. I tested it out and really like the colors but would also like to try a set of colors that are either much brighter or in a green and blue palette. Right now folks are getting geared up for summer plans so that gives me time to test out some other colorways before teaching. I think this design would make a nice little pillow, gift bag or even a pocket on an apron.


Don't forget to come back on May 23 because I will be participating in Sew Mama Sew's spring Give Away Day! Remember those Matryoshka dolls from a few posts ago......

3 comments:

thecatalanway said...

That's lovely Susan - I love the way you describe those stitches as easy. I'm sure they take a bit of practice to do so well. K x

Dolores said...

I think this is wonderful as a beginner's project.

Sandy Leigh said...

Susan, your design is ahhdorable!! I think it's perfect to teach your class. What fun! I've been wanting to teach a cross-stitch workshop, and I'm working on my own designs too! Thank you for your comment about the Fair, too. I bet your MN Fair is really fun!