So I’ve been busy on an evening, stitching away. This stand has been a great buy.
You sit on the base, sat on the sofa is fine, with the pole between (oh dear, depends what you are wearing!) or to one side of your legs. It leaves both hands free.
A hand above and a hand below the frame really speeds the stitching along.
I’ve just finished this piece, taken from my new favourite book, Zakka Embroidery
And this is it. Excuse the photos; they were taken in the dark. Hopefully I’ll get around to replacing them at the weekend.
So my next task is how to frame or display it.
My stitches have definitely become neater and more even but for a first piece I’m very pleased with it.
I had thought to stretch it over a chunky canvas frame as opposed to setting it within a traditional frame.
Originally I was going to use the 6” x 6” frame, so you can see some of the stitching wrapped around the edge of the frame.
Or do I go with the 8” x 8”so all the stitching is on the front face?
I’m planning on making an embroidery wall in the down stairs loo. This doesn’t sound a very glamorous place to display your embroidery but where else would it give so much pleasure?
I’ve also signed up to Ali of ‘Very Berry Handmade’s mini hoop swap so hope to receive something back to hang up in the loo!
Love, Lucie xx