Baby Steps in Embroidery……

I have been learning to do chain stitch – well actually three different types of chain stitch – normal, twisted chain and another that I can’t remember the name of….its what I used for the leaves in the picture anyway – a sort of single chain stitch that is locked off (except there are several one inside another here so you can’t really see them.

Last week in class we only got as far as running stitch and whipped running stitch so there wasn’t much to show.

Glad that the teacher decided against a sampler with rows of each stitch and let us draw a picture to embroider instead!  I think rows with no purpose apart from to learn the stitches might have driven me mad…..I do like to see some sort of result.  I suppose felting where you get results relatively fast has spoiled me a little for the something as slow and painstaking as embroidery….

But I’m sticking with it and attempting to learn patience!!