Knitting, crocheting, sewing…..after having experimented all the stuff that requires a needlepoint job, should I really be surprised that I finally get myself into embroidery now?
I suppose that I shouldn’t be, but I still was. Look, my mom used to do embroidery, as most of women do at that time? I remember she did some flowers to decorate a pair of pillowcases, which was an exquisite piece of needlework and had been used for many years by the family. That’s how I get the impression about embroidery. An embroidery work is supposed to look like that, and certainly I got the feeling that I could never achieve it. So if I can’t, why would I be bothered even trying?
About 3 days ago, I happened to see some nice embroidery work on the net. Instead of being classic as Mom’s embroidery, they are just being as cute as I would ever wish. Suddenly my eyes are wide open to a new world. I realised that I don’t need to be good to do this, and an embroidery doesn’t need to be always as perfect or serious as what I see in mom’s work or in those traditional Chinese Art & Craft Houses.
In the following days, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of “I can do it”, so I picked up the needle, grabbed a book from the library, got a piece of felt and some cotton threads in the drawer, printed out some patterns (from Sibling Craftery), and started to stitch.
I have no intention to even match my mom’s job. I just want to create some cute stuff that can be used in my daily life or just functioned as a way to express my needs. I am very bad at getting evenly placed stitches and I was so frustrated with not being able to successfully doing a french knot so far, even theoretically I do know how to do it. I am still trying different ways to transfer a pattern onto felt fabric, which is very difficult, and I wondered if I only should have used only 3-4 strands of cotton instead of all 6 strands.
But that’s my Tweet Hearts Birds, a pair of birds facing each other chatting? They are not perfect birds, but they are very happy
PS: Now I have some updates on this project. I have had turned this felt embroidery piece into a Christmas tree. Isn’t this cute?