At this year's Summer Urban Craft Uprising (full post still pending), I got the chance to visit with the fine ladies at Tako Fibers. Their booth is always adorable and this time around, filled with delightful little crewel embroidery kits.
I specifically got this one, the little cloudy pin. I love the colors, and also the fact that each of these kits comes with everything you need to complete one project, as well as a little booklet that shows quite a few samples of different kinds of embroidery stitches.
Crewel embroidery is a type of embroidery that typically uses wool fibers and a variety of stitches. This creates a very distinctive style of product. (Personally, I found this kind of embroidery to be very forgiving for a newbie.)
Due to the heat today, my laptop totally overheated and nearly died. As I was in the midst of a craft party with my good friend Ashley, I pulled out the little kit and got my embroidery craft on.
(this is how we roll when we craft, btw:)
Anyway... here are some shots of my progress. My first task was to master the French Knot.
It's a pretty good start, anyway.
I'll keep on working on it and post some follow up shots.
I'm really excited to learn this stuff, because hello, I want to make embroidery covered things, like minibooks. ;)