Hand embroidery is something new I picked up to occupy my hands during long holiday car rides. This is my first project, a Christmas gift for Spencer’s grandmother. Hand sewing felt like it allowed for more freedom and creativity than traditional sewing. This was probably because of how easy it was to adjust as I went along.
The book I got from JoAnn’s had an arsenal of stitches and patterns to start with. First, I had to trace the pattern onto the fabric using one of several methods. Then, the fabric went in the hoop. From there it was like a paint by numbers. Fairly simple and very therapeutic. I’m excited to try more complicated patterns.
If anyone wants to know what book I used, just ask!