Stitch In Time
GRANDMA MOSES WORKED IN MEDIUMS OTHER THAN PAINT, ALSO USING EMBROIDERY TO DEPICT COUNTRY LIFE. EMBROIDERY IS A FUN HOBBY AND A GREAT WAY TO ADD CHARM TO YOUR HOME. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED.
Get the right tools. To start hand embroidery, you’ll need an embroidery hoop, fabric, Pearl Cotton thread and a needle.
Pick quality fabric. Looser weaves are best for embroidery so you can pull the needle through with ease. Try using a muslin, cotton, aida, linen, flour sack or osnaburg. Make sure to pre-wash your fabric so it doesn’t shrink or pill.
Know your stitches. Before you begin any projects, master a few basic stitches, such as the running stitch, backstitch and split stitch. Check out websites like craftsy.com for more must-know stitches. Getting familiar with these will prepare you for your first project.