I think it was waaaaaay back in 2016 that I decided to learn how to hand embroider.
And how to free motion quilt.
Total failure on the free motion quilting. I bought a class at Craftsy and just can’t get into it. Maybe 2019??? (maybe never??)
But I’m enjoying the embroidery. Which is a little weird because I used to hate hand stitching. My stitching kind of resembled those stitches that put Frankenstein together. arrrrrrgh
I have been learning embroidery from numerous websites. A few days ago I stumbled across a different tutorial. Actually a whole series of instructions.
And I was SO EXCITED about how easy these tutorials were to understand, I had to share it with you.
Free Online Embroidery Class with Instructables.
This is what I’m working on now from that site….
Love it! The flowers are almost 3d! I already knew how to chain stitch but watched the video anyhow and this method was easier than the way I did it before. Look how nice and round that circle is! Woo-hoo!
Yesterday I started the leaves. I’ve tried doing leaves like this before and gave up. Watched the video. Followed the step by step pics. SUCCESS!
I tried to sign up for Instructibles through my email and just got a lot of errors. There were other ways to sign up like FB (which I try to avoid). I signed up with Google+ and was able to enroll in the embroidery class.
(Thought I’d add a disclaimer here, I have no connection with Instructibles. Earn no money. Get no credit. But I will be contacting them to let them know how great these embroidery lessons are.)
The Splendid Sampler got me started on embroidery. So many of those little blocks needed a bit of embroidery. And I was really bad at it!
This was the first one. Those eyes were french knots. Sad sad wonky eyes.
I got better as I went along. Here’s three more. There were probably over a dozen.
Then I did a couple of sugar skulls for practice and put another on a shirt.
And this is my most recent project. I love putting applique with the hand stitching. This isn’t really complete. I’m planning on putting a tree, flowers and maybe a bird or two on the rest of the shirt. But it was cold so I decided to start wearing it! I’ll finish it this summer!
I’m wondering if anyone else has tried Instructibles. Looks like there are a lot of tutorials out there that I could use!
Had to share!