Monday, 25 May 2009

First Embroidery Attempt

Embroidery is something I've wanted to have a go at since I was a little girl. I've been cross stitching since I was about 8 years old and I guess I've wanted to embroider since then too. I always thought it was so delicate and pretty.

After some pointers from the lovely people over at Crafter...oo, I looked at some links, and did a few practice stitches:


And once I thought I'd got the hang of it, I decided that I was going to actually try and make something pretty! I had an old t-shirt lying around; one which I loved the pattern on and so was loathe to throw away (it didn't fit!!), and so I decided to attempt to embroider around the pattern:


Here's a close up of the Dragon's head:


And of the flower:


Overall, I'm pretty happy with it, and I think it's a pretty good first attempt. There are a few bits that I'm not too happy about, and would change if I had the chance, but I guess it's all a learning curve!


Suzanne Vaughan said...

Oh, I think you did a fab job! Really nicely done. I would love to embroider and have several books on it, but have never had the guts to just get stuck in!

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

great stuff Dria - love the dragon.

Hannah said...

That dragon looks awesome!!! :)

dichro-findings said...

Wow! Thats a first attempt? OMG . . it's definitely a little talent you've got going there for yourself :o)

Bigbluebed said...

Brilliant! Well done.