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What was your first embroidery project?

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  1. andrea_mammamia | | #1

    Floral heart on a pillow case <3

  2. user-6998382 | | #2

    HA HAH I was an art hippie in the early 70's,(also same time as ALTERNATIVE FOOD,COOKING,was going on before it went mainstream)in San Francisco, and the art and cartooning field paid peanuts.I WANTED NEW CLOTHES--I took a white shirt of mine and embroidered daisies and green leaves all over the front,and the back. Mostly satin stitch..t.But when I earned more money,I bought new and old full cotton skirts,patchwork fabric. ;the city still had "clothes In-factory extra garment-little stores"before all sewing went overseas..FACTORY STORES.(WHO EVER SENDS MANUFACTURE BACK TO THE U.S. I VOTE FOR)It was a different world,,women took worn out jeans,pieces of fabric,the Jean skirt was born.I WAS THIN. well,a lot less money,but still better off. I was young, life was better in the USA.NOW,I copy "machine made embroidery"on a thin shirt, exactly, on the back too. NOT AS FUN..MASKS are not groovey, just sick.(I intend to paint"I hate old age!" On a t-shirt.)

  3. BelleBeryl | | #3

    In 1968 hand embroidered sampler in elementary school at age 8.

  4. user-6908281 | | #4

    When I was 4 years old my mother had me embroider parts of a design that was for a doll's pillow. One side was a kitten and the other side a frog. My mother did the "more advanced parts" like the eyes and mouth on the kitten. Mom was very pleased with my small stitches on the kitten. I decided that there should be larger stitches on the frog because frogs are rough. Mom didn't agree but she left the stitches. I still have this piece 76 years later. Thinking of having it framed for posterity.

  5. oliviaboucher | | #5

    My first embroidery project was a leather tote bag on which I did embroidery of strings with my own hands. I was very passionate and made it with full dedication.

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    User_7841886 | | #6

    I was four my brother got me a sewing kit for Christmas it had a cat dog and a horse. Outlined them with running stitch and 60 years latter I am still at it....

  7. user-7816864 | | #7

    I got a little booklet for Christmas with various iron-on embroidery designs. One of the designs was a branch or twig with some red berries on it, that I embroidered on a handkerchief. That was back in the days when people still used handkerchiefs! Probably early 70's.
    I started another handkerchief with a moon and stars design from that same booklet and never finished it. I think I still have it...maybe a project for when I retire, who knows?

  8. Buchigon | | #8

    Check the information provided by different digital embroidery services. There are a lot of them online and you can even understand the price of every piece of work done for your design. I have found all the necessary information on this process on https://matohash.com/pages/embroidery-detroit and this is why I decided to use their services. Everything was explained quickly and I could also find answers to the extra questions I had. They were also attentive to all my special preferences so you should also decide if you want to put an extra price for details that are not generally included in the main work.Good luck!

  9. mamamere | | #9

    At age 9+, for my mom's s new baby, a set of 3 bibs, which was totally her idea. It was a pre-printed design, mostly in outline stitch, of different baby animals. Fortunately, it didn't turn me totally off embroidery (said baby was a girl, and my first "roommate"). 60+ years later, I still occasionally embroider along with other needlework and sewing projects. I'm pretty sure the bibs were passed along to one of our younger cousins.

  10. Alizeiiiiii | | #10

    Haven't finished my first embroidery since November.

  11. user-7528949 | | #11

    Doll clothes were my first embellishments. Then I discovered pillowcases. Still at it 60 years later, with further adventures in slow stitching including Brazilian embroidery, Ukrainian folk stitching, and other lovely world view decorative stitches.

  12. BrandonJoh | | #12

    My first embroidery project was actually a bead embroidery project for jewelry making. I got the beads for jewelry making https://www.nationalfacets.com/collections/gemstone-beads to use in my handmade jewelry and wanted to add some extra flair, so I decided to try my hand at bead embroidery. It was definitely a learning experience, but I ended up with a really beautiful piece that I still wear today. I think starting with bead embroidery was a great way for me to get into the world of embroidery because it allowed me to focus on one small area and really perfect my technique. Plus, it was so satisfying to watch my piece come together as I added more and more beads.

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