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Fine Embroidery

All this work on creative embroidery has reminded me just how much I love fine embroidery.  I am quite uncoordinated, as you have probably gathered.  I can trip over my own feet, have a long list of broken bones and the mess I have made stretches for miles!  I have spent a lifetime refining my embroidery skills, even though I am not a 'natural' embroiderer.  Now in my old age I feel that I have reached a skill level better than my grandmother, who was my model.  Having to stitch 'untidily' for the last challenge was mental torture and I just couldn't do it.

But, I  can still  improve my skills, which I keep trying to do.  When I look at the work of Elizabetta Sforza I see the next level I would like to attain.  I have often thought about putting some embroidery on my clothing, and never done anything about it.  But in her last post she had this simple embroidery on a linen dress. 

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I could do that. 

What I would like to do is this.

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The stitching is beautiful and the finish perfection.  This is the next mountain I want to climb.


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Queenie Patch

Those are beautiful examples of perfect stitching. I would love to stitch like that, but know it is impossible - I am somewhat uncoordinated, too - so ill be contented to look at others' work. So I am looking forward to seeing your embroidered garments!

Carolyn Foley

I have to find the dress first.

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Embroidering clothes is a lovely thing to do!

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