Yesterday, I returned home from Philly to find the embroidery kit I ordered from Sublime Stitching had arrived. Needless to say I was super excited.
I thought embroidery would be a neat thing to have a go at. I'd like to make some wall art, personalize some of my stuff, and possibly start creating tags for all the knitted/crocheted items I make for other people. Plus venturing out of your craft zone is never a bad thing in my book.
The kit comes with all this snazzy stuff, like a five inch embroidery hoop, those fancy pink scissors, a reusable pattern, embroidery needle and embroidery floss, a scroll to embroider on, and instructions to boot.
I paid $30 for it, which may sound steep to some, but I get to support an independent business. If I had bought all of this stuff separately (most likely at michael's too), they probably would have run some where around $20-$25 and would lack all the personality this kit has.
In the center there is an old pillow case I cut up to practice on. I'm in the process of figuring out how to make my lines really crisp and neat, while experimenting with different thicknesses of floss.
I guess we'll see where this takes me.