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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Embroidery 101 (A New Series)

I'm so happy to hear you are all enthusiastic to learn or improve your embroidery skills!  Although I'm still gearing up for the big move, I am thinking/planning to bring a little bag of embroidery things with me for resting in the evenings.  We'll see if I actually have the time or energy to accomplish it.  Now for my questions, are you interested in doing a little embroidery-a-long block of the month type project {I was thinking a crib/mini sized quilt}?  Or would you rather just some tutorials on different embroidery techniques?  To make it easier, I've created a poll, please take a second to vote {and I'd love it if you leave a comment too!}:

Edit:  I was thinking either flowers, little dresses, or maybe even quilt blocks for the BOM.  It will depend which I can draw most of {that look cute too}.  If you have any opinions, feel free to let me know.

I've left it open for just over a week, then I'll be back with a supply list! Happy stitching!


  1. I'd love to learn some embroidery!

  2. Do you have anything in mind for your block of the month? I would love to see some pictures! Either way, I will most likely be following along. I'm pretty sure this idea came at the perfect time for me!

  3. I think this is a great idea!! I agree with Tiffany, I'd like to see what you have in mind for the theme. Can't wait to see what you decide.

  4. I just can't take on another BOM type thing right now but I would looooove some tutorials. Including good sources for floss/perle cotton (what's the difference? hey look at that - a tutorial subject!)

  5. The block of the month sounds wonderful. Plus I have great motivation when I know at the end I will have all I need to make a quilt. That is a great idea:0

    Ann Flowers

  6. Dresses sounds super cute! And really girly... You may have to follow it with something very adorably boyish as a BOM after that.. there really isn't enough boyish out there.

  7. I'm liking the flowers idea.

  8. I am all about this! Also pearl cotton is a lower sheen (much nicer in my opinion) option to plain old DMC floss. DMC makes the pearl cotton as well it's just a little trickier to find. I go to my local needlework store when I need to stock up. It's best to see the colors in person, they are heavenly! It's all I use for my Etsy shop headbands and anything else I make. Regular floss always makes me think of grade school friendship bracelets:) Sorry, I can get a little ridiculously opinionated when it comes to thread!


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