Embroidery Sew-a-Long

Some friends and I have started up a sew-a-long loosely following Sue Spargo’s embroidery book entitled Creative Stitching. We’ve met once to get started and lay the groundwork. It’ll be a rather unstructured endeavor. We will each have our own project to stitch on; none of which is similar to the others. Most will involve applique; some in sampler form and some not. We’re going to start at the beginning and work through all the stitches and see where it takes us. The first stitch is the family of running stitches.

Mine is going to be another trip wall hanging. This one commemorates a snorkeling trip at the Cayman Islands. So far all I’ve got is the water and bottom of the sea. This is a cropped shot to show the stitches closer up.

sea floorLisa has drawn some animals from a Dover book of African images that she will applique in over dyed wool.

cattleKaty’s is an abstract of circles and line. She has included a whipped running stitch, too.

circlesThere was another stitcher who didn’t want her work photographed and a couple of others who want to join in but weren’t able to come the first day. As we progress along, I’ll post more photos.

If any of my readers have the book and want to join us, please comment and post a link to pictures of your work.

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2 Responses to Embroidery Sew-a-Long

  1. It sounds fascinating – I look forward to following your progress!

  2. nita says:

    Looks like fun! Always fun to do a group thingy to see how others incorporate the stitches into the design. Have fun!

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