Ooh, I’m excited! February’s craft of the month is the beautiful, varied, and well-established craft of embroidery!
(If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen me mention it earlier this month.)
Embroidery didn’t catch my eye until I worked as a photographer for my grandmother’s business (website in Finnish). She sells printed linens and cloths for DIY embroidery, amongst other wonderfully crafty things, and wanted to set up a website. Spending so much time with the embroidered linens helped me appreciate their elegance and the beauty of hand-embroidered pieces.
Now, I look for vintage embroidery in second-hand shops and love the often bright and geometrical styles of contemporary embroidery.
So here’s the confession: other than half-finished kits I’ve never done embroidery. It’s on my long list of ‘loved but never tried’ crafts, much like crochet was. So in the spirit of my craft-a-month project, here goes!