Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A Stitch at a time!

Wonderful Embroidery!

I have recently been trying to teach myself embroidery and am really enjoying the challenge!

I have no idea what any of the stitches are called or even if they exist outside of my imagination, as I am making it up as I go along, a bit like my life really! I just like to see what my endeavours turn out like and if they resemble something remotely identifiable, then I am pleased. I usually ask my children and hubby "Can you tell what it is?" And if they get anywhere near close to the item, animal or subject I was going for, then that is good enough for me.

I have lots now in my shop, and have even sold a few, which has really pleased me and surprised my friend, (not a fan of home made) who can't understand why anyone would part with cash for something someone made in their front room, but she's not happy unless it is mass produced and has a recognisable name on it, but each to their own.
Here are just three little examples of my embroidery attempts.

But I bow to experience and here are some wonderful embroidered items, in various style and themes that inspire me to try harder and keep going!

Embroidered Gallery!

Please pin point the item, by clicking on it, which will take you to the Folksy shop in question, where you can really examine the needle work in detail and see just how wonderful it is.

There are so many examples of stunning embroidery on Folksy, I could do a feature blog every day and feature something new and inspiring each time! If you feel inspired to search our embroidered item, please visit Folksy and type 'embroidery' in the search engine and you will be greeted with a wealth of wonderful items.

I hope you have enjoyed my little visit the the land of needlecraft.

Thank you.


  1. Hi Natalie thanks for the feature there is some brilliant work on Folksy. Some people don't get it that it's cool to be different and not mass produced there loss

  2. I share your learning curve and also hugely admire those talented enough to do such wonderful work. You know every time you say "do you know what it is yet" you remind me of Rolf Harris!

  3. It might be my beard too that is causing the confusion! LOL!

  4. Thank you for including my mini embroidery. love all the different types of variety on show.
    Hannelore x

  5. I didn't realise you were new to this skill, your work is amazing.

    Great picks I am a fan of them all and want them all :o)
    {Dab and a dash.}

  6. Thanks so much for including my carrier holder, it's an honour I love your work :)
    Linds (evajeanie) x

  7. Popped over to say hello - love your blog!