Well I’m off to a busy start this year. I have joined a group for 1 Year of Stitches information is in the link.
I’m already embroidering stitches with Queenie here
I’m also starting a sketch a day-hoping to improve.
Without further ado, here is my first effort at stitching.. the bird measures 4 x 3 cm
Day 1.Okay, so it doesn’t look very nice but it didn’t take more than seconds to clean up. I used a red and a black tracing pen, that disappears at the touch of a warm to hot iron-depending on the fabric. I used 1 strand of black sewing machine thread for Straight stitches and Fly stitches.
Day 2. See how clean the fabric is now. I used 2 pens, one red, one black and the brand is Pilot- FriXon. Very fine tip too. I added cross stitch for the wing, more straight ‘vee’stitches at the edge of the wing and tail.
The toes are bullions and the eye a French knot.