At the start of the year I wrote about my goal to blog an Embroidery Basics series (and make it super cute!). The hope was that this would happen in March. Well, I'm not sure if I'm entirely ready, but I figure it's best to just jump in! So...
Starting next Thursday, my little Olive friend and I will be presenting the basics of embroidery, and perhaps some things that are a bit more advanced. There will be a new Embroidery Basics post each Thursday until we get through it all (one special week each month will interrupt this series).
Getting Started: Materials, Transfer Methods, and
Strands, Starting, Stabbing and Sewing
Outlining: Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Split Stitch, Stem Stitch, Chain Stitch
Making Faces and Teeny Tiny Stitching: French Knots, Detached Chain,
Tiny Faces and Details
Filling In: Satin Stitch, Long/Short Stitch, other methods
Throughout the "lessons", there will be plenty of tips that pertain to my own embroidery patterns and the way that I like to use stitches in my own work. (See Making Faces and Teeny Tiny Stitching above.) But perhaps there are some specifics that you'd like to learn? Leave your ideas in the comments and I'll see what I can do.
Olive and I hope that you'll be joining us for this ongoing series!