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Embroidery Sampler

A few weeks ago I took a class from Princess Animal on how to embroider, what a fun night!

We met our amazing instructor, Rebecca Ringquist, and started a sampler using various cotton floss and perle cottons.

When I was 8 or so, my Granny taught me how to embroider, knit, crochet and crewel, but after she passed away I didn’t really have the heart to go on. In the early 90’s I started needlepointing and really loved it, but over the past few years I have been knitting steadily.

A gal needs a change, and like changing one’s hair color I needed something different and had been thinking about embroidery. I started buying little patterns and iron-on designs but could not really remember how to make a French knot or do a pretty satin stitch.

Voila! Princess Animal’s class was perfectly timed!

Here is the sampler we started with and what I learned to do that night.

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After nailing the maneuvors for the French knot and the backwards stitch, we progressed to the chain stitch and the buillon stitch. Ta Da!

I think Granny would be proud.

Here is where I am after today’s lunch hour.

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I also purchased a few other samplers from Rebecca from her Etsy store and her blog Drop Cloth.  The cake sampler is really cute and I am looking forward to picking out perle cotton colors for it.

 

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About heatherinsf

All about edibles and imbibing, The Inadvertent Redhead, Dinners at Anna's, whiskey, bacon, and foie lover.

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  1. Oh yay! This is so fun, I really love the bright colors and the texture, I may have to try my hand at this as well. I am delighted you have been able to find something you enjoy that doesn’t bother your arm. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

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