TIPS & TRICKS :: from the archive
i definitely understand the feeling of not having enough time, but i also know that if there's something that you want more of in your life (like creativity), at some point you need to make the decision to start going after it.
i'm continuing my series of helping hands with this new design, and i've really been looking forward to stitching this one up.
i got a little porch stitching time yesterday afternoon:
while it's tempting to dive right into stitching immediately, i encourage you to plan ahead for just a little bit of prep work that makes a HUGE difference for your stitching experience and your finished project.
i've gotten several questions about how to embroider brick stitch, so i made a quick video tutorial for it:
are you looking for a little something sweet and simple to stitch? then i have just the thing for you!
this pattern is perfect for practicing your lazy daisy stitch. but if you don't want to use lazy daisy, a straight stitch works just fine too!
when i designed this, my plan was to use 2-color fly stitch for the loopy-bumpy rings. i started with 2 working threads, using the red as the anchor stitch, but quickly realized that there was way too much tangling happening
if you're just not that into satin stitch, you are not alone. and you're in luck! because there are so many other great stitches that you can use to fill your embroidery designs.
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