Thursday, May 17, 2007

Embroidery Take II

First of all I want to thank everyone for you amazing embroidery tips/suggestions. Taking all of your advice into consideration I tried it again and it's much better than my first attempt although I know I still have LOTS of room for improvement.



I used a plain white cotton fabric this time and it turned out so much nicer than that other stuff I was using. I also reduced the number of strands I was using from 6 (as the booklet suggested) to 4. I think next time I'll try it with just 3 and see what happens.

I have a plan for my little cat and I'm hoping to get to it tonight. I'll post pictures IF it turns out the way I hope.

A while back I made a little mp3 player cozy. There's nothing much to it. I just sewed a button on one side and sewed a piece of ric rac into the seam on the opposite side for a closure. The ric rac just winds around the button. It's secure enough for the mp3 player mostly because it doesn't get much use anyway.

8 comments:

rohanknitter said...

That looks really nice! That fabric looks like it's a tighter weave than the other stuff. Does that help? I know I've read not to use something too tight but I think too loose is hard too.

Katie Jean said...

yay Karyn, it looks great! You can definitely see the difference from the first one. I think you're a pro now!

lera said...

Very cute mp3 holder.

The cat looks great!

Cici said...

Nice cat! I LOVE the fabric on your MP3 player holder. Cute!

feli said...

oooo good job Karyn!! I love your banner too. :) and look at that cute fabric for the MP3 player. So cute!!

Chara Michele said...

I love the embroidered cat! I think I am going to have to learn how to embroider... :) I keep seeing all kinds of cute things embroidered on all sorts of stuff and it is making me want to learn how!

Very cute mp3 holder too! I like the fabric.

Felicia said...

I know next to nothing about embroidery. Both your kitties look mighty cute :)

Sarah and Jack said...

Gee, I hadn't noticed before that you do have Jenny's book. I wonder why she says to use 6 strands? Wierd.