This is a real treat, and a new departure for me. I’ve done a little hand embroidery in the past but not machine. But I have some money left to me by my mother, and as she is the person who taught me to sew, and to have the confidence to be different, I thought it would be an appropriate way to remember her by.
So my next project is to create something beautiful that I can wear.
An embroidered vintage cardigan?
Or an LBD with attitude?
Or how about adding detail to the cuffs of an ordinary sweatshirt?
But I don’t even have an embroidery machine yet, although I have chosen the one I want. It’s the Janome 500E, a decision based partly on the advice of the man at Longton Sewing Centre, and partly from reading the machine embroidery threads over at Stitchers Guild. Here it is:
Then there’s software to buy so I can edit and design patterns, which means I’ll also need to upgrade my laptop. Threads in lots of luscious colours? Some tutorials or Craftsy lessons? That adds up to a hefty chunk of cash. But, it’s what my mother would have wanted, and how else could I afford to wear something like this!!??