My daughter, grand daughter and I had great fun placing and re-placing the bits and pieces intended to embellish the Victorian Christmas stocking I made a month or so ago. I am still adamant that this stocking will be a ‘sampler’ of embroidery and not just a collection of braids, etc.
Do you find it difficult to get started on a project? After researching my pattern, materials and whatever I want to include in a piece of work, taking that first stitch becomes a ‘hurdle’.
Here is a tip which may help you. ‘Be kind to yourself’. Start on a not too challenging section of the work and in no time at all, you will be ‘hooked’. For this reason I have chosen an edging stitch which always works, looks good and fits in almost anywhere.
When I have worked a section on my stocking, I shall photograph it for the purpose of encouraging you to get started too. I don’t think I need to draw out the design – looking at the photograph will be sufficient information. Of course you must remember that this is only a suggestion and your embroidery will reflect your individuality. I find it exciting that no two pieces of embroidery are ever identical.