The other day I was browsing around Pinterest and found a link to this AWESOME blog, which is really a huge tutorial on embroidery. It was the kick I needed to finally start giving some baby steps on my embroidery adventure. So after many hours that went by too fast, sore fingers, a scrap of floral fabric and many yards of floss:
This was done in a 6" hoop. I cut a piece of fabric, framed it in the hoop and started reading the blog trying to find stitches that would suit the shapes of the flowers. I tried to use as many stitches that would look good together so I could practice.
There you can see some of the detail. How do you think I did? What do you think I should fix/improve? Don't be shy, I really want to know. :D
That would be the fabric that I used for the embroidery, I wanted to use printed fabric because I wanted to have a pattern to follow until I learn to draw my own patterns. It is upholstery fabric that I found in my local fabric shop. I love the large scale print and the flowers. I thought it would be the perfect fabric for my first embroidery.
I'm really happy I tried it, now I'm in love.