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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!

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Reader Comments (5)

Fabulous work here! Love the bold colours. I haven't pulled out my embroidery in a while, but I've been feeling it calling to me.

02.20.2009 | Unregistered CommenterPrariePoppins

I love it! Being free to let your mind wander and create your design without a preconceived idea is so relaxing and exciting at the same time. This is one I did awhile ago, I'd love to know what you think :)

02.20.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCassi

Poppins, thanks for your kind words, I'd love to see your embroidery work:)

Cassi, thanks for sharing your doodle embroidery, it's unique and fun!

Such fun to see it come to life.

02.22.2009 | Registered Commentergypsy

Great embroidery work

11.10.2009 | Unregistered Commenterembroidery

What a beautiful thing you created, it's really nice and inspiring, I like embroidery but i haven't done much yet...
greetings from Mexico.

01.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPilar

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