I've always been drawn to the simplicity of redwork/blackwork embroidery. There's something about using a single color to make an impact that I love (and I'm not th best at fill stitches).
When I was younger, I cross-stitched and made shaggy rugs. Lately, I've been itching to try embroidery.
Thanks for your comment, Sarah! It really means a lot to know you're enjoying the book.Aren't the Tess dresses lovely? It's so hard to find modern dresses with that vintage feel!A x
I love embroidery, it´s so hard to choose a favorite, as they all have their own beauty and functionality. One great technique I love is a Swedish one, that´s called Delsbosöm, and is a type of fill stitch redwork, I have linked to pictures of it here. It is such a great technique, because you don´t use as much floss as with a regular satin stitch, because you only fill out the front of the piece, and not the back. Very thrifty, don´t you think? :-)
I camp out a lot and crocheting travels the best. Have been working on afghans most recently. In the past I loved to needlepoint. It expensive though. Completed several cross-stitch pieces. Would like to resume some needlepoint at some time. My favorite shop was the Quarter Stitch in the French Quarter. Hard to fine supplies now that I live in such a small town.
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