Saturday, September 9, 2017


Last Christmas I pulled out a book I'd picked up on my travels called, "Handbook of Stitches" by Grete Petersen and Elsie Svennas. It has instructions/illustrations for families of embroidery stitches along with a project that can be used to practice the stitches. 

I haven't done much embroidery since I was about 12 years old but this book peaked my interest again. I had a large cotton tea towel and I thought that would be the perfect practice canvas. 

It's been fun and relaxing and challenging all at the same time. There are a couple more techniques to practice but I still have room. 

Oh, yeah, I also practiced some color work from another book. 

Definitely more to come on that.