I might do some streaming of some tonight. Let's say at 8pm PST (an hour and 15 minutes from now), at: picarto.tv/rheallart Y'all can hang out and watch me do some more embroidery. :)

There won't be a mic set up, and I'll likely be watching some TV shows while I do it, so there'll be no audio at all. Bring your own music/shows and chill with me! ☺️

Finished another experiment! A tiny 2" x 3" (5cm x 7.6cm) frame housing an embroidery pattern taken from one of my snowflake drawings.

Not bad for an experiment! :) :needle:

I made another thing! :da_boogie:

I ran out of my shade of green halfway through and had to substitute another one. XD Pattern from Hoop Dreams by Cristina Morgan.

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I made a thing! :D

It's not perfect, but it was really nice to work on. 😊 Pattern from Hoop Dreams by Cristina Morgan.

To be honest, I knitted this as a balm against this poor Antler Toque, which has been suffering under my hands for a long while.

It has so many tension issues and mistakes, but I have the right tools for it now and I'm determined to finish it, if only for the learning experience. 😤

Pattern: tincanknits.com/pattern-PK-ant
Tutorial: blog.tincanknits.com/2017/02/0

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I knit a thing!! :da_dance:

It's a really chunky knit toque with the biggest ever pom pom (it's also the first pom pom I've ever made, so go me!).

It knits up really quickly, too, this took me less than a day. :) The pattern is here: knitpicks.com/jillick-hat/g/14

It's also so warm, omg

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Embroidery number 4: The White Horse of Uffington.

Or, rather, the grey-green horse of Uffington, but I digress!

My first time trying satin stitch. 😊

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I'm blanking on what my next project should be… does anyone have any links to cool projects or pieces that might inspire me? :da_sweat:

Aaaand embroidery number 3, a green and blue triskele.

Used a split stitch for this one, and I really like how it turned out! Did some accents with blue, not sure if I like how those worked out… I think I know of ways I could have done them better, but ah well, c'est la vie!

Now, what will my next one be… :thinking_rotate:

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Embroidery number 2: A few sprigs of lavender.

I mean, how can you learn how to embroider and NOT do flowers of some kind? ;)

From my own sketch. The blue guidelines still need to be washed off… :da_sweat:

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All right! Say hello to my first ever finished embroidery project. :)

I'm pretty proud of how it turned out for my first try! I really need to work on my chain stitch, though, that crap is haaard…

Also, the signing of my initials and the date could be a bit more legible… I should use fewer strands next time.

But! Progress! :da_boogie: Now to figure out what the next one will be… :thinking_rotate:

(Source: adventures-in-making.com/diy-h )

Finished my first embroidery project tonight; a really quick stitch sampler in the shape of a heart.

I'll post a picture of it tomorrow once it's had time to dry from being washed. ^^ I like how it turned out, even if it is a simple little thing, and I found the process a lot of fun!

So I just picked up a bunch of embroidery supplies… needles, hoop, cloth, thimble, etc.

Does anyone have any good resources for beginner hand embroidery? I'd like to give it a shot! ☺️

My yarn on this latest toque seems to be unspinning itself as I knit. :(

In my last row the yarn nearly pulled itself apart. D:

Is there a way I can change up my process to prevent this, or should I just go buy different yarn?


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