I love hand embroidery, and I love the book Artfully Embroidered by Naoko Shimoda.It is a beautiful book with lovely projects like accessories, home decor items, purses and tote bags.( Click on any photo and you can watch a short video review.)
Should this be my first project?
I talk a lot about hand embroidery and how much I love it, and I need you to help me put needle to embroidered thread.
You know how you talk on and on to your friends about how you're going to finally learn this or take that class and so on but you keep putting it off. We'll I have been talking quite a bit about my love for hand embroidery but I haven't started doing any! I just keep looking at beautiful pictures of it! Maddening really. I do know a few stitches, the last I did any was probably way back in grade school though.
So, I need your help by lending any suggestions on how to get started, what was your favorite easy project or any motivational ideas or tricks that you could give me would be super!
Or do you have an itch to learn a new technique or hobby? What's stopping you? What motivation do you need to take the plunge? Leave a comment in the section below and two people will be picked to win the copy of Artfully Embroidered by Naoko Shimoda.
And, thanks! I can't wait to see what you have to say!
p.s. Winners will be picked on Thursday December 11!