Monday, August 16, 2010

Basic Embroidery Stitches

I love embroidery.
I love vintage embroidered clothes. I love machine embroidered clothes.

When I was pregnant embroidery was my favourite craft. I could sit there with my big belly and watch the idiot box, listen to music, sit inside, sit outside, sit on the bus, sit on the train etc etc.

I embroidered so many things. The baby clothes, a crazy quilt, my clothes, my shoes and my jackets.
It is such a lovely thing to do and the results are always so pleasing.

Now unfortunately it seems embroidery is what I do to mend holes in clothes, so I thought I would revisit my love for it here and share a few basic stitches. As my love is rekindled I'm sure I'll add more!

Look for the links at the bottom to more wonderful embroidery places :)

 Click on the pic to make it bigger - then print it for easy reference.

Here's a few embroidery designs for you to try ... let me know if you use them! with Jenny with Mary with Denise

don't wish to make anything but just want to buy some yummy embroidered things


The Clip Cafe said...

Oh thanks so much - great post I want to try some straight away :-) Joined your blog, great talent fellow madeitian :-)

m.e (Cathie) said...

those teeny flowers look wonderful!

Lucy said...

Nice page - thank you for the templates and stitch guides