Update on My Hobbies – Simple Embroidery

I am always interested in anything that involves thread, needle or fabrics :-). However, I noticed that lately I have not blogged much about these activities (due to the travel blog entries that are still overdue).

 

I have been keeping up with my crochet, knitting and embroidery works though I have not blogged enough about them. My Facebook friends however do get to see most of the items that I finished 🙂 .

A few months ago I started to sew my own scarves (square). I thought to myself, why not make something wearable? So I opted to sew my own scarves (like I used to, some time ago…) .

 

First was this light sky blue scarf. I first hemmed the edges using the slip stitch technique. Then I started to embroider.

The 3 stages of sewing the clusters of French knots (to make a little flower), the stem and finally the leaves (in daisy stitch):

 

Then I did some simple daisy stitches:

 

More daisy stitches (playing with 3 colours. The lower row was when it was unfinished):

 

The 3 initial scarves lined together for a photo session:

 

Then I decided to have the daisy stitch/flower with the same stem and leaves:

 

Recently (while on a trip to Nepal) I finished a pink scarf with pink little daisies:

 

I forgot to mention that after the first scarf, I “cheated” a bit by tacking the edges, then embroider right on them and skipped the slip stitch hemming part. Lost here? What I mean is I would tack the edges on the wrong side, like this:

 

Then I turn to the right side and start to embroider. The embroidery stitches serve as decorative as well as permanent “stitching” of the edges:

 

Oh, the above was supposed to be simple chain stitch, but when I saw how ugly (not straight) my stitching was, I unpicked, and decided to have “zig-zag” chain stitch, hence the above. Not bad, eh?

 

Today I have finished the above (turquoise) zig-zag stitches. I thought of adding some beads somewhere there, but realised that I do not have matching beads (maybe later, after I replenish my bead stash).

 

In the mean time, I need to finish another piece that I started a couple of weeks ago:

 

People always ask me how on earth I find the time to do all these. Easy…. I do these embroidery while I watch TV (I can’t watch TV sitting idle), so the more I watch TV, the more edge embroidery I will do 🙂

 

 

 

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