I found this book at the library and that ignited a desire to try some embroidery work. Which is great, because, in my ignorant little head, I had always called this cross-stitching. That’s just a type of stitch in embroidering. I feel so dumb! I’m going to filter through the book and snap photographs of my favorite ideas. But I honestly think I want to buy this book because it’s really helpful. I’ve added a whole bunch of books by this writer to my Amazon list.
I’ve also looked at a really cook magazine that was part of the online Libby Library that seems really helpful. It’s really helpful how there’s always something online these days that can help you learn how to do something or at the very least, walk you through the steps of accomplishing it.
There really are over 200 stitches inside the magazine. I loved it and had to screenshot all the different types so that I can reference the images in case I want to use any of them. I didn’t screenshot each individual stitch because that would have taken FOREVER.
They’re so pretty, each stitch is like a little badge!
There was also another book that was very helpful. I like how they illustrated it. And the instructions are very clear.
As you can see, the basic idea is pretty easy. And the instructions are fairly clear in this book.
Honestly, I was even more impressed with the illustrations. Sometimes you can take pictures or watch videos of it on Youtube, but the instructions aren’t always clear. This is why it took me so long to learn to crochet. I didn’t get the basic idea down correctly until one day one of the videos made it clear. The drawings are simple yet concise. Now I want to rush out to the store and buy all the supplies I need!
The saddest part of all of this is, that I was just looking at some basic sewing books at the library in hopes of learning how to sew a patch onto my karate gi. Now I’m lost chasing after a new obsession. And I still haven’t gotten the school patch placed onto my gi. I really need to figure out how to do that before the seminar that’s happening in June.
Anywho, thanks for stopping by today and checking out my little blurp of insanity.