I mentioned a couple of days ago that I decided to sign up for a “hoopie swap” even though my experience with embroidery is precisely nil. Time will tell whether this was actually a good idea or not.
While I could design my hoopie entirely of fabric and quilt piecing, I decided that as long as I’m buying an embroidery hoop, I might as well go ahead and try some embroidery. So, today, I stopped at Jo-Ann and picked out a selection of colors of bright and pretty embroidery floss and a couple of hoops.
I’ve watched a couple of YouTube videos about embroidery stitches, and one of my group members linked to this nice embroidery resource. I feel like I have a slightly less vague idea of what I’m doing than I did a few days ago, so I guess the best thing to do is just to jump in and do it, starting with the easy stuff. Wish me luck (and I hope my partner actually enjoys the finished product!).
Want to see some more sewing goodness? Go check out the Sunday Stash link up at Finding Fifth.