Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Challenge

beginning a Year of Stitches
January 21, 2017
While I currently have enough projects and potential projects to keep me busy for decades, I took on a challenge at the February Fiber Guild meeting. Vicky B. presented a program on embroidery and the Year of Stitches project. I haven't embroidered in years, but it quickly came back to me.

The concept is to work on an improvised design a little each day. I started with the pink and light green swoops in the upper left at the meeting. Saturday evening and Sunday, the other stitching was added. I had no idea what I was creating, but once the feather stitch in the middle was added, an idea popped into my head. I'll occasionally post my progress.


9 comments:

  1. Nancy it looks fun. Allison wanted a learn to embroider kit for Christmas. Purl Soho was selling one. She 's a bit afraid to start. She's thinking she'll go to a Joann Fabric and buy a piece of cloth to practice on first. She can do it . Im sending her your blog link today!

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  2. I remember my grandmother teaching me several embroidery stitches, probably about the same years she was trying to teach me to knit, crochet, and tat. Only the embroidery has stuck although I don't do a lot of it. Your stitching looks very nice.

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  3. Tis is really pretty. A number of people have been posting about A Year of Stitches. I used to do so much embroidery and loved it. In more recent years it has been counted cross stitch, pulled an drawn work, etc.

    I think I have the same book you show in your picture!!

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  4. Looking forward to seeing it finished! My Mother did beautiful embroidery. I still have a couple of her pieces. It is a true art.

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  5. One idea will lead to another ....and another....and ANOTHER and pretty soon your hoop will be full! I look forward to seeing all your different stitches.

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  6. Oooh... some very nice stitches there. I used to do hand done monograms in high school to earn some money. (Believe me, not all that much money for sure!)

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  7. Nice stitching. I'm looking forward to seeing your design unfold.

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  8. I'm doing this, too. Isn't it fun?
    I'm glad we are both taking on this challenge.

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