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Make It : Learning to Embroider

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Have you noticed our new blog header?  It is also my first embroidery project, which I made in honor, and with the help of the new Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.  For the header, I just used the backstitch, but I am eager to learn the 8 other essential hand-embroidery stitches (plus several others!) featured in the encyclopedia.  What next?? Monogrammed hankies for my sweetheart?  A running-stitch embellished blanket?  A cross-stitch sampler?  I'm sure many other new hobbies await me in the encyclopedia... maybe I'll try my hand at dyeing next?  What are your favorite techniques and projects from the book?  Also- while you're checking out our header, notice the new module in the lower right corner- click there and it will lead you to more embroidery projects!

Blog header embroidery

Embroidery detail

Comments (5)

  • I did notice the blog header and thought is was very clever. I can't believe this is your first embroidery project. Thank you.

  • your project looks great! I've done quite a few embroidery projects, before learning the proper technique, so the back of mine are all a hot mess. I'm pretty sure I learned the right way from an old episode of Martha's! Looking forward to getting into this new book!

  • This is one of my pending task... I will definitely buy that book!

  • One of the nicest wedding gifts my daughter received was an embroidery piece of a home with the wedding date on it. My friend who created this --worked on it for a year --on flights around the country.

  • Looking for the pattern or the show for a baby changing pad on the show during March I think. It was sewn using a handtowel backed using and coordinated material and having pockets to store a few diapers and wipes or ointment. It rolls up and is tied with attached ribbon or material and tied, making a cute travel pack alone or for the diaper bag.

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