Want a simple hand embroidery project (need help)
There donÂt make embroidery kits anymore, they way they used to. The make only cross stitch and crewel or counted cross stitch, which is even worse. Cross stitch is very simple, and it looks ok, but I wanted to practice some other stitches. I was looking for kits like I used to have when I was young. I found them only on eBay. I think I should draw my own design on fabric for embroidery, but I donÂt know how to do this. I thought about the iron on designs, but I am sort of worried they would fail. If you use ball point pen, but it get cover up my stitches like satin stitch, does it matter if itÂs not wash out ink? ItÂs very hard to make satin stitch look neat and not puckered, so I donÂt want to spend a lot of money, just have some practice type of fabric. I did buy one of the vintage kits, but I just hate to make it now, when I need to practice with something else that is more of a simple. I did take a hand embroidery class in high school.
I did see a few embroidery kits in BeverlyÂs, one is on pillow cases, but they are standard size, and I have queen size pillows. The other was for an infantÂs room, and the other was a series of Japanese costumed women, that would be much too difficult. I think the new embroidery machines mean, no one does it by hand anymore. I have an embroidery foot, but itÂs much too hard to use it. I wanted something that was by hand to kill odd hours, when I watching TV. I considered ribbon embroidery, but it looks very hard, and I donÂt have a teacher. I think crewel is too difficult to pull the yarn through. If I use a crewel canvas, itÂs going to be too difficult to work with floss. Can some suggest a pen for fabric drawing, or tell me if the iron on designs really work? If so what brand do you use? It would be so easy if I could just find a small simple kit, like they used to make.