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Friday, October 17, 2008

EMBROIDERY HOW TO

C'mon girls. I need some guidence. Is one book as good as another? Can I get something that will do the trick at a place like Michael's? Maybe I'll just get on line to Joann's come to think of it. I'm looking at six weeks in a cast after my Nov. 18 foot surgery. I'll work on the nine patch from hell that's been waiting patiently for about tenor twelve years for me to finish the hand quilting on it as well.

Jane

7 Comments:

  • At October 18, 2008 at 4:12 AM , Blogger Lavinia-TN said...

    Somewhere in the great beyond I used to have a small basic embroidery book. Nothing fancy but will send to you if I can find it. I took a class when Best Sewing was still in business in Knoxville, but never had occasion to use it. Now do you think I can REMEMBER how? Hahahaha. Lavinia-TN

     
  • At October 18, 2008 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Jane, most of us learned from our moms or grandmas so we've never seen an embroidery book.

    Here's a fantastic looking online site for you. Get out your needle and thread and fabric, sit in front of the computer (or print out the pages as you need them) and away you go ...

    http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/06/basic-embroidery-stitches.html

     
  • At October 18, 2008 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Jane in NC said...

    Thanks, Lavinia and Judy. I've ordered two books from Amazon. I don't even know if I would enjoy the activity but I'd like to try it. My mother taught me basics to keep me happy when in bed with some crud. No TV in those days. My brother became a rather proficient knitter and he enjoyed it before somebody told him real men don't knit.

    Jane

     
  • At October 19, 2008 at 10:39 AM , Blogger QM Judy said...

    Judy-in-Ohio's online reference looks good. Be sure to check out the Tips and Tricks link.
    You could spend a lot of time just reading the tutorial.....

     
  • At October 19, 2008 at 4:19 PM , Blogger Jill from Portland said...

    Jane, I'm so glad you mean hand embroidery!
    I feel so left behind with these new embroidery machines!
    I love what they do, but I just can't justify one of those beautiful machines with as little sewing as I seem to get done.
    I basically only do red or blue work so I'm no help. The book I have is one of those itty bitty books they sold at the dime store next to the Helen's iron on's & the prestamped pillowcases :)

     
  • At October 20, 2008 at 3:18 AM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

    Jane tell your brother if Rosie Greer can do needlepoint he is allowed to knit, for Pete's sake. Think of all the relaxation time he is missing. My DH is jealous that I have a hobby that brings me such great satisfaction and joy.

     
  • At October 20, 2008 at 6:52 AM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

    Jane:
    I have a book on silk embrodery, did a sample in a class. It's Judith Baker Montano. She is the silk ribbon expert. If you'd like I'll mail it to you. (on loan)--"Someday" I want to sit down and do some!
    Sara in Fla.

     

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