Thursday, March 28, 2013

Perfecting My Embroidery Stitches

I have decided to start a blog in order to review and improve my embroidery techniques.  As you can tell by the name of my blog, I am a left-hander.  I have never been happy with some of my stitches and put this down to having to learn to embroider my own way.  The only way I was able to do this was mirror my right-handed mum, in the beginning and later by following the right handed instructions given by just about any embroidery book I found.   It wasn't until much later in life, after joining a quilting group that I needed some help learning to do a colonial knot.  I found it very difficult to pick up this knot until I sat opposite a right hander and mirror imaged the lovely lady's technique.
I am going to try to improve my stitches by practicing only One Stitch a week.   Considering there are well over 200 embroidery stitches, I envisage this will keep me very busy for quite a long time.
If there are any left-handers out there who would like to join me in this endeavour, I would be very delighted.  I will be going through them alphabetically, on the whole, but have decided to start myself off perfecting First my stem stitch and Secondly my buttonhole stitch. 


  1. Welcome to blogging my friend . I wish you lots of fun and learning xxx