and have unpicked the botchy baby, and redone it marginally less botchily
and that's probably it.
I've had this image in the back of my head for a while - she keeps turning up in different ways. I've done her as a woodcarving, as an etching, as a mini-quilt and now as an embroidery. I don't know why because I don't think of myself as a sentimental or particularly maternal mother even though I love my children dearly!
Things I learned with this project:
- Stranded embroidery thread can be divided into strands for finer stitches (yes, duh!)
- Straight stitch
- Stem stitch
- Laisy daisy stitch
- Satin stitch
- French knots
- The quality of my stitching definitely got better as I went on, so practicing on a sampler first might have helped - I just like to dive in too much.
- Not to sew my embroidery to my lap
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