I’m learning to embroider–I absolutely love it. This is this most peaceful little hobby I’ve ever found. Here’s my first completed project, done in "red work" (named thus for obvious reasons–you can read more about it here).
I have a terrible hunch that the first time I wash it all that red thread will bleed onto the white hand towel, so I figured I’d better preserve it for posterity here, first.
(And by the way, no, I did not do that original artwork. It’s a pattern that I ironed on the hand towel before back-stitching over it. Since there are, unfortunately SIX MORE days in the week, I have a bit of the project yet ahead of me…)
Update: I washed it, and there was no bleeding! But next time I’m soaking the thread in the vinegar solution first. Thanks for the suggestion!
Another update: Here is a great blog for learning the basics of embroidery!