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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Doodle Stitching

My latest absorption...



Here's the book that shows you how. If you need additional help, I'm sure YouTube has plenty of tutorials on every stitch in the book.




These could be hung on the wall as is or framed and given as gifts, you could make Christmas tree decorations, aprons, add embroidery to a plain t-shirt or hat, a burp cloth, towel - the fun could carry you well into the winter!

My 9yo daughter and my 8yo son have both been able to do many of the stitches themselves after I showed them how to do it. And with a heat transfer pencil, you could outline just about anything and iron it onto a fabric for them to embroider.

Oh, and that French Knot, that's in there too. So embroider away! It's a very doable, adorable, handcraft to immerse yourself in this winter.

4 comments:

  1. I looked at that book and similar ones awhile back. It seems like a good fit for your family. Relaxing. Also a way to personalize things. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Jemimah would love this. Off to google!

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  3. Just placed an order. We will use this for handwork next term. Thanks ever so much.

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