Learning to Embroider

My friend, Cath, is teaching me to embroider. Over the last week, she has shown me how to needle lace and a few basic stitches so that I can work on this.
Starry Serenade Embroidery WIP
Pattern: Starry Serenade Redwork

I’m really enjoying embroidery. I get so absorbed with creating the tiny stitches that I lose track of the hours that pass by. I have also been sleeping later than normal so that I can work on it. Embroidering relaxes me so much that I seem to feel more rested when I wake up, even though I’m sleeping less!

Here is a close-up of my handiwork. My stitches are uneven and the tension isn’t consistent.
Starry Serenade Embroidery WIP

But I don’t really care. I can’t wait to see this hung up on a wall somewhere in the house. I haven’t decided yet but I’m sure that it’ll make me smile whenever I see it.

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Well, good night all. I’m going back to my embroidery. :)

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18 Responses to “Learning to Embroider”

  1. Cath says:

    Looking Good! You’ve done so much!

  2. Julie says:

    That’s awesome!! I love embroidery, it’s so much fun.

  3. Vanessa says:

    Cannot wait to see what you do with the finished product! I love embroidery, cross stitch, knitting – well , anything that I can do with a needle!
    I will be watching your site. Great site!

  4. Umi says:

    Great! Another new interest. I used to cross stitch when I was in school as part of Home Economics. I’ve put down the needle since. I’m sure it’ll be beautiful once completed.

  5. FloJo says:

    Wow – that is so inspiring! I have the supplies to embroider….. just needed that extra PUSH. I think this is it! Mahalo!

  6. Mel says:

    Wow – that is so cool! I’d love to do that , my dad bought me a stitch book encyclopaedia coz he thought it was a knitting book for my birthday – I think I will put that book to good use!

  7. mette says:

    How cutes!

  8. Lisa says:

    Your stitches look great to me! I used to embroider quite a lot when I was a pre-teen. This has brought back fond memories of that and now I want to get back into it. Thank you! I’m looking forward to seeing your finished piece.

    Have a great weekend :)

  9. inoriz says:

    It looks time consuming!

  10. stitchpunk says:

    How is this coming along? It looks adorable! But it can be hard to find the time when you have other crafty things to do…i have an embroidery project on felt that i haven’t even looked at for several months. Too busy crocheting…and now I’m learning to use a drop spindle….if only someone would pay people like us to stay at home all making things that beautify the world!

  11. Cami says:

    I recently learned to embroider and I’m hooked already. I love it! So relaxing and rewarding. And super cute! Love the redwork.

  12. Joel says:

    I love redwork. I don’t know what it is about it, but it appeals to me. Can’t wait to see the finished project.

  13. SecretAgent says:

    I think it looks great, actually! Where did you get that pattern?

  14. Michelle says:

    Adorable. That’s really inspiring. I keep meaning to learn embroidery.

  15. Michelle says:

    Maybe you could put up a tutorial of a couple of basic embroidery stitches. I’d really like to learn, but I just don’t know where to begin.

    • Salihan says:

      Oh I’m such a beginner it would be funny if I were to show you how. There is a little pocket stitch book that you might find useful to help you get started: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=930

      The Starry Serenade pattern actually shows you a few basic stitches too. The diagrams are clear and quite self-explanatory.

      Hope you give it a go!

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