Sunday, July 10, 2011

1st Embroidery

   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:

1st Embroidery

   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.

1st Embroidery Detail

   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

1st Embroidery Fabric

   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.

17 comments:

  1. That's your first try?! Wow. You are obviously gifted, Yadira. Wouldn't this be cute on a litte purse or clutch?

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  2. @ No Regrets: You just made me blush. I fell in love with this craft, now I want to stitch everything. How would you include this in a purse?

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  3. Wow! that looks really great! It would look amazing just as a hand stitched circle on a plain tote bag - use double sided iron-on interfacing to apply it on so it doesn't move around whilst stitching - I can see it in my head with a nice blanket stitch edge! keep going, it's lovely work. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  4. Whoa! This is awesome! I think you did a great job..and I will go to that site as I too am a novice..thanks! (found you on Craftgwaker)

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  5. Wow! What a great embroidery site! Thanks for sharing and I think your embroidery came out fab!

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  6. Really beautiful. Reminds me how much I used to love embroidery. Maybe I'll pick it up again!

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  7. @ Designcrafty: Thank you very much for the compliments and the super clever idea! I'll see if I find double sided iron-on interfacing so I can make something with this embroidered piece.

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  8. @ Colleen: Please do! It is AWESOME and very easy to understand. Thanks for letting me know how you found me.

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  9. @ Sarah: Thank you! and please go see the blog. It is perfect to start learning.

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  10. @ Lori@KitchenFunk: Please DO! and share it, I'd love to see.

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  11. So beautiful! How on earth is that your first attempt? It is flawless, and so detailed! I am in awe!

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  12. @ Despina: You are making me blush. Thank you very much for the visit and taking the time to say something.

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  13. Yadira, check out http://traceybrookshier.com/ She has lots of cute purse patterns. I've made a few from a pattern called BB Bags by Mickey Beebe. Lots of pockets & zips. Anyway, they'd be great with some embroidery on the front. They're all lined w/ interfacing, so it would be pretty easy to embroider. You notice how I'm suggesting YOU do it...I don't really like embroidery, though I can do it & I admire it when others do the work!

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  14. @ No Regrets: Thank you very much for the pattern suggestion, they would be really cute with some embroidery. I totally understand, its the same feeling I have towards quilting.

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  15. Yadira - this looks amazing!! Now you've got me wanting to do this. :)

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  16. @ Skooks: Thank you! Please do it! I'd love to see what you come up with.

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