A while back I bought the Stitch-It Kit by Jenny Hart. I've never done any kind of embroidery before and I had no idea where to start. After a quick glance through the directions I set it down. I had no idea where to begin. The booklet that comes with the kit CLEARLY shows how to do the stitches but how do you know what stitch to do where? I consulted with the expert, Lera, who said she uses the split stitch and that's what I did.
I did this last night while watching 24. I used all six threads of the embroidery floss and split stitched my way through it. The only time I changed was when I did the satin stitch for the eyes. It's almost, but not quite finished.
Here are my issues. Firstly, I think I chose an inappropriate fabric to work on. It was a bit of stuff I recently got at VV. It came in a bag of other crafty stuff. I held on to it knowing I wanted to try embroidery. What fabric should I have used????
Secondly, the back is covered in ugly knots. Is that just the way it goes??
Thirdly, should I have used all six strands of floss? The lines are pretty thick.
I really liked doing it and I'd like to practice and get better at it.
Any suggestions? Tips? Constructive criticism?
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!