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goal: blog an embroidery basics series

YIP2010 - 055
This may very well be my favorite goal for this year. (Have I said that yet? I may still say it again!) I often get asked about how to transfer my patterns, or how to work certain stitches. Usually, I direct folks to one of the excellent sets of instructions that are already out there. I mean, there are some really talented stitchers that are sharing their knowledge, and doing a great job of it.

But, just because there are good things out there doesn't mean that I shouldn't have my own set of instructions, right?
stem stitch
loopy stitches
The goal is not just to do a whole series of posts about the basics of embroidery, but to also make it super cute, and with some things that especially pertain to stitching the patterns that I make. You know, like what's the best way to get those faces looking oh so sweet!
stem stitch
I am really excited about this one, and have been thinking about it for a while. There will be photos and illustrations and maybe even some video. It will unfold over time, but I'm hoping to get the series started by March. Spring is a good time to learn some new things, especially when I might just have other fun planned for summer. We'll see...

21 comments:

  1. I am so excited for this! What a great idea, can't wait! :-)

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  2. Great Idea! I wish you were doing this now!
    Lauren

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  3. Yeah I am finally going to learn embroidery. Thank you so much i am really looking forward to it!!!!

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  4. How fun! I've always wanted to learn ...

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  5. Great Idea. I look forward to reading it! I like embroidery, but don't know very many stitches and don't get much time to do it!

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  6. Oh I would love these posts - please do do! I'm just learning embroidery so it would be great to have a series starting from scratch to learn...thank you in advance and really looking forward to this!

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  7. Oh that will be amazing! I've always wanted to be really great at doing embroidery but I just cannot find the information or a stitch that will look the way I want it to look. And I really cannot afford to buy a bunch of embroidery basics books...

    Good luck putting it together! If you make any patterns and need a tester just lemme know ;)

    <3 Lora

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  8. Love the idea! Can't wait to see more!

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  9. Great!!! Can't wait to read more!! :D
    I'll be waiting ;) Thank you!
    Happy 2011 :)

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  10. Anonymous6:55 PM

    So excited for this series. Looking forward to March

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  11. Great idea;) And, you sound so passionate about it, which is what it's all about!

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  12. Nichole, about a foot from my computer is a note I wrote to myself last summer: "Share the passion of embroidery". I guess it must be showing...

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  13. I had a GREAT time putting together my "Basic Stitch Week" on my blog last summer. I, too, was sending people elsewhere to learn how to stitch and figured I could whip something up as well.

    Here's the link:
    http://campfirechicblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Basic%20Stitch%20Week

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  14. Anonymous4:47 AM

    Oh i cant wait. Thank you so much

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  15. Wow....how generous!!! I cannot wait to start learnig new stitches; I know a couple of the very basic....can't wait!!! ;)
    Desi

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  16. So excited about this!

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  17. What's not to love about this? A goal that benefits you AND all of us! Can't wait!

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  18. Can you refer me to some basic directions while I'm waiting for yours?

    Thanks,
    Janee

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  19. Janee, here are a few to check out:

    http://www.sublimestitching.com/howto.html
    http://ebscrafts.blogspot.com/p/embroidery-101.html

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  20. I'm looking forward to seeing this :)

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  21. Thank you so much! I am looking forward to your tutorials!

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