Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Hand quilting and embroidering
Having finished this, I wanted to choose some more hand stitching to do - I like to have something to do with my hands whilst I'm being a 'ballet mum' and sat waiting, and sometimes I like to stitch in the evenings too when I have enough energy.
I came across a course to hand embroider buttons, run by Karen Ruane, and decided to spend my birthday money on the course and a few more threads and self-cover buttons.
This is my first attempt (still in the mini hoop) using french knots and bullion stitches. Not a finished piece but I'm not sure what to do with it. The middle part looked too like a creepy crawly, so I added the other french knots around it....but I think that they've taken something away from the total rather than added to it. I either need to add more light knots or just put this aside as a learning piece, I think!