Threaded Doodles

Experimenting with the new-to-me art of embroidery: combining vivid, saturated colored thread with doodles.

Ingredients: A detailed book on embroidery stitches, white cotton fabric, a wooden quilting hoop, scissors, colored pencil, embroidery needles and embroidery thread. I used cotton embroidery floss. 

Challenges: Threading the needle takes practice and patience, as embroidery thread is actually multiple strands. The threader I bought didn't work with the size of the needle eye. Another challenge was knotted thread. I stopped in a quilting store and asked their advice ~ the suggestion was that the embroidery floss might be directional and when it was used in the wrong direction it would tend to knot. Organizing the floss will be a project in itself!