Embroidery On Fabric

I have a hard time sitting and doing nothing with my hands, so when hubby and I watch a movie together or just settle in after the kids have gone to bed, it’s nice for me to work on something. I have been doing a lot of embroidery lately, I find it strangely soothing, the tiny repetitive stitches forming different shapes. I really enjoy working with linen and muslin, but I opted for a change with this fabric. I really love the colours, but thought that a little bit of embroidery could enhance the fabric. I really don’t know what I’m going to do with it when it’s done, but for now I really like how it is turning out. I have another project that I will be finishing up this weekend and will be able to show you all on Monday. What are your plans for the weekend? I hope they are good ones. We are hopefully going to figure out if the transmission in our van is completely gone, or if there is some hope.

sewing • Saturday, January 16th, 2010 • 13 Comments »
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13 Responses to “Embroidery On Fabric”

  1. Pomona says:

    I have just done a knitting in the round tutorial on my blog, which I have been meaning to do for ages, and now I am going to sit quietly by the fire and knit. I love your embroidery – so pretty!

    Pomona x

  2. I agree. Hand embroidery is very soothing. Don’t know why I don’t do more of it really.

  3. Emily says:

    I like to be busy with my hands too during down time. I love the idea of embroidering a patterned fabric. That would look lovely framed or used as a pillow front. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it.
    I hope your transmission issue is easily and inexpensively resolved. Car trouble is such a pain.
    We have family in town right now so we’re spending time with them this weekend.

  4. Jenny says:

    That is so pretty- very effective, I have some toile do joie (I think) that I am looking forward to ‘enhancing’, look forward to seeing what your flower sprigs are used for. Fingers crossed for the van. xx

  5. French Knots says:

    What a great way to embellish those lovely flowers.Hope the van is fixable!

  6. SparklePetal says:

    That embroidery is looking good. I’d like to get around to some soon too. I really admire your crafting commitment, I don’t think I could keep up twenty minutes per day at the moment!

    I’d like to award your blog a Sunshine Award if that’s okay? The details are over on my blog.

  7. Farmama says:

    Your embroidery looks great….I love that fabric! Can’t wait to see more. I hope you’re having a nice weekend!
    love,
    sara

  8. Mousy Brown says:

    What beautiful fabric – is it from your amazing Thrift shop!!? The embroidery really lifts it – what a clever idea – can’t wait to see what you make with it! Hope the van survives Happy Sunday x

  9. I love this! I too am much happier stitching than sitting still.
    x

  10. Ah Jennifer, anything with grunt in the name gets my vote! That made me giggle, we call it a cobbler in these parts!
    I wish I could embroider, I wish I could crochet!
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment it made me smile,

    Sarah x

  11. felicity says:

    Hi Jennifer
    thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, it really meant a lot.

    I love your embroidery, it is really soothing just letting the stitches dance over the fabric. Im thinking of doing some little pictures next or embroidering one of Joshys drawings onto fabric! Fliss xx (joshy and belle)

  12. Jodie says:

    This is a great idea…I love it!

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