Embroidery Fail

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  November 19, 2013 — Leave a comment

After successfully completing a couple of small embroidery projects I decided to try my hand at something a little more complex. I knew that I wanted to stitch something up in a 4″ hoop to fill a small space on my dining room wall and I figured instead of just one letter I’d go for the whole shebang this time–our whole last name. So I found a free front that I liked and printed it out in 80pt, then traced it onto a small scrap of fabric with a pencil.

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Then I just stitched along the outlines with some green thread while sitting in front of the TV that evening. But letters with loops in them still confound me a bit and the final product left something to be desired. Is it just me, or does that last “o” look like an “a”? Our last name is Tryforos, not Tryforas.

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Regardless of those issues, I do think that my stitches are getting smaller and neater overall. Maybe I just need more practice? Or more forgiving projects? I never have been very good at anything involving precision, but words are just so easy on the front end because all I have to do is type and print. Perhaps I should put more effort into finding a beginner embroidery pattern that’s not text-based.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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