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!



http://www.sublimestitching.com with Jenny
http://www.needlenthread.com with Mary
http://needlework.craftgossip.com with Denise

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

http://www.edwardandlilly.com
http://little-chrissy.blogspot.com
http://michelleclement.typepad.com/blog
http://www.mexicantextiles.com
http://toffeeappledesigns.com

3 comments:

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