Danni and Charlie do craft

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Freestyle embroidery – my first attempt at embroidery

I’m on a craft roll. That does sound like it should be a delightful dessert, however it’s simply referring to my recent desire to keep on crafting.

Today I’ve had a go at embroidery. It’s not actually my first ever attempt, but it’s the first one this year – so the title of this blog still stands.

I like birds. I don’t mind admitting it, and I’ve had a go a drawing some with reasonable results. So, given I wasn’t cross-stitching but was free-styling (also known as: drawing design to be embroidered straight on the fabric) I decided to try and embroider a sketch of a bird.

Now, much of the success of this is going to land on the quality of the original drawing. But there is also something to be said for techniques – I was struggling in my inexperience to do shading, some detail and also filling in. So some of these things look a little messy.

Here is the progress so far:



I want to add some other detail around the bird; maybe some writing or possibly some beading, I’m not sure yet. Will post any further pictures if I work on it further.

I think the next course I’ll do will be an embroidery one; I need to learn me some skills in this I reckon.

– Charlie


About thisischarlie

I'm Charlie Parker. Whilst I don't play sax I do play the ukulele. I'm a digital marketing professional living and working in Vancouver, Canada. I am prone to wanderlust, I ❤️ children's books and am a dedicated knitter.

One comment on “Freestyle embroidery – my first attempt at embroidery

  1. Pingback: Craft couture embroidery – Hawthorne and Heaney | Danni and Charlie do craft

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