Okay, so it`s no masterpiece but I think I`m improving.
Like a good student, I took on board all your positive words, encouragement and advice for which I am very grateful! Aussie Susan thought the floss I was using may be too thick and suggested I buy some stranded DMC and use just a couple of strands and use cotton as opposed to linen. Weirdly, DMC stranded cotton is available here at a third of the price it is back in England and so yesterday, Zaki and I made a trip to our sad little sewing shop and bought some.
I used my new book Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray to learn the stitches, and used this doodle from the book as my inspiration.
Having not bought any red DMC, the poppies quickly became fantasy flowers.
The fact that I should have been practicing my letters for the name tag swap has absolutely nothing to do with anything!
I`ll leave you with some real embroiderers from Morocco in 1920, and look it wasn`t just for girls!
|Les Brodeuses, Mazagan, 1920 Geraud|