Jennifer has a wonderful (as always) post about embroidery. I purchased a great book about embroidery a few weeks ago. I realized yesterday that all the pictures are for righties. I don't know why it took me to long to realize how difficult it will be for me to learn to do these stitches. I think that's why I couldn't figure out mattress stitch very well. All the stitches come from the right, I sew from the left. Any suggestions? Help!!! I want to start doing a little bit of embroidery.
That holds me up from starting a project. I don't have the perfect tool to do this. I don't know the best way to do that. How can I do that without step-by-step instructions? Sigh. My latest hangup has been wondering whether to pre-wash the fabric before starting on some Christmas sewing projects. I have about a million, okay, a few dozen, projects in mind and a bigger-than-I-thought stack of fabric. So, I asked my IRL craftyfriends whether they prewashed and off I go. Now, I have to figure out what fabric matches with what.
I'll be making bags, books marks, journals, jewelry pouches, and more. I'm working on figuring out a solution to the picture thing and I'll start posting pictures soon. I just need to make it out to a Best Buy or something.