I love sewing!
Some what obvious I guess since I have a business sewing. In my business, I use a sewing machine and a serger. I enjoy this type of sewing very much, but I also like sewing by hand whether for garment construction or decorative embroidery.
Sadly, embroidery seems to be pastime that's popularity is diminishing. It is not thrilling like playing video games or titillating like trolling the net but to me that it's appeal. Embroidery is a thoughtful process that forces us to slow down and pay attention to the details of what we are doing. At the same time, it's rhythmic nature is calming allowing us to sort out the troubles of the day and put them into some kind of perspective.
Years ago, I took an on line embroidery class at the Opus School of Textile Arts. I learned may things in this course and created quite a few embroidery samples while exploring a range of traditional and contemporary embroidery techniques. I would like to share some of what I learned and some of the pieces I created today and in future posts.
This piece was created using Running Stitch. This is the most basic of stitches, worked from left to right. The needle goes in and it comes out. That's all there is to it! It is used in garment construction, quilting and, of course, embroidery. It is a simple stitch to do and yet can produce an enormous variety of effects.
Sewing is a wonderful pastime and I do hope to inspire some of you to try it.
Have a fun day!