Saturday, November 24, 2007

still here! just busy!

hi, hi, sorry there! So busy these days - reading, writing papers, preparing presentations, and then there was that Thanksgiving dinner I made and now a tree and oh my goodness!

My work is done for the day, though, so let's see if I can't put a double dose out tonight. First off, some helpful links per your question, Jess: I honestly don't remember where I learned to embroider. I must have seen it in a craft book somewhere. All I know is that I learned the basic stitches a long time ago.

That said, here are two resources for getting started:

Adorn Blog has somewhat helpful images showing eight basic stitches at

However, the far more comprehensive (and beautifully explained) Stitch School over at Primrose Design will probably be more help. Have a look, Janet gives detailed instructions and step-by-step photos. Her website is and Stitch School posts are linked in the right column.

In fact, I am currently embroidering the blue wool jumper that I made last month (shown above) with the Palestrina Stitch that I learned from Janet!

hope this helps!


j_hougen said...

Thanks for the tips! I'll be sure to check out both websites. :)

janet said...

Thanks for the link and mention! Of all the stitches I've posted about I think palestrina might be my favorite and it looks great on your jumper. With all the embroidered fashions out in the stores now, it's nice (and way cheaper, too) to be able to do it yourself.