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.
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.
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.