Originally Posted by Cynical25
Oooh, I've been wanting to try hand embroidery. Do you use a hoop or just wing it? I've totally started a Pinterest board of patterns and stitches, lol.
I use a hoop or a scrolling frame, depending on what I'm working on.
I did a quilt for my mom several years ago with the names of all the kids and grandkids in the family around the perimeter, then the word "family" in various languages in the center (every other block). It ended up being 24 blocks that I embroidered. The ones with the word "family" on them were in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and a few other languages. My parents speak Russian, my brother used to speak Vietnamese (went on a mission for our church to a heavily-Vietnamese speaking area of California), and most of us kids and grandkids speak Spanish (as does my mom).
I've also done a few horses (traced the outline, then free-handed the embroidery) and I did a name patch for a saddle pad I made my best friend for Christmas with her mare's name on it. Posted via Mobile Device