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Starting embroidery?

PostPosted: 09 Sep 2013, 17:53
by Biddy
I'd like to try embroidery. I need to do something creative and I think I could make some nice little bits that I could possibly sell if I can be skilled in it. Especially in morocco, they love anything handmade, although it might have to be fairly chintzy stuff to satisfy their tastes! But I've never tried doing it and wouldn't know where to begin. I have my eye on a couple of embroidery kits on eBay, they say they come with needle and yarn and 'full instructions'. Is it something a total beginner could do or will it go over my head?

Re: Starting embroidery?

PostPosted: 09 Sep 2013, 19:41
by Turtle'sMammy
I like Aimee rays' books [url]http://www.amazon.com/Aimée-Ray/e/B001JP3SEU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1378755480&sr=8-2-ent[/url]
All you need is floss and a hoop.
There's an embroider everything book too. It might be available at the library.

Re: Starting embroidery?

PostPosted: 09 Sep 2013, 20:58
by AB&M
I have 1 of her books & it was a good reminder of what mum had taught me. I love embroidery!

Re: Starting embroidery?

PostPosted: 10 Sep 2013, 21:16
by Biddy
Thanks, I've ordered an Aimee Ray book and the Embroider Everything book. Really cheap in 'used and new'. Can't wait to start!! I'm longing for a creative outlet!
I'd love to try crochet too...