Sunday, August 02, 2009

Embroidery

As mentioned in my previous post, I have recently discovered the joy of embroidery. I've been wanting to learn this craft for quite a while, but did not know where to start. Luckily, a friend recommended the Stitch-It Kit from Sublime Stitching. This kit comes with a how-to booklet, two blank towels, many transfer images, in addition to needle, hoop and thread. The instructions made this kit worthwhile, as they were very clear and covered enough information to show how easy embroidery really is.


I already burned through the two towels, making them true tea towels with the addition of a teapot and teacup. They will likely make an appearance at my next tea-and-knitting date with friends. With the towels done, I soon turned my sights on something a little more personal:


These are two pair of panties that I embroidered for a friend's bachelorette party. It was a kind of weird idea, but I really like how they turned out. And the bride semed to like them too, particularly the boy shorts that say 'Mrs' on the bum.

So now I am looking for something else to embroider. I was thinking about adding some detailing to a few shirts, but, after stumbling upon the Phat Quarter Flickr group, I've had my eyes opened to all of embroidery's possibilities. I'll keep you posted on any future projects!

2 comments:

Jen said...

Oh, I should show you the sewing project I've been working on - I've been hand-quilting the baby quilt our group decorated for Marty's new baby. It's adorable, and I'm kind of addicted to quilting now!

DrChopSuey said...

Oohh -- I never really though of embroidery but now... wow! (New craft adventure!!)