Thursday, October 27, 2011
Embroidery Help Needed !
I am a novice when it comes to hand embroidery- learning those skills from the past, without a tutor. I see so many beautiful embroidered pieces on the blogs and I know the embellishment was not part of the pattern. Here is where I get stuck. The sheeps' curls were printed, so I could follow that. There really are no curls on the corner of the smaller sheep. The basket handle and rim I tried to fill in myself.
I'm horribly disappointed withe the stars. I will be pulling out the yellow filling that I made way too messy. But what do I do to keep the stars separate and yet not make it too busy with the branches that filter through? I would color it in with the crayon technique but I can't iron them or I lose the transfer pattern. I suppose I could go over it with a pen.
Any suggestions would be welcome. I have the Aunt Martha's iron on transfers plus some Crabapple Hill patterns in my stash.
How do you know what to fill with if it's not a leaf or flower?
When you are not using counted cross stitch material how do you know the best layout? I"m using muslin and then I will soak it in coffee or tea.
Are there any sites that have great examples that I can work from?