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Friday, 21 August 2009
So , how did you start stitching?
I was out shopping with my Mum and sister , and we happened to go past the wool and haberdashery stall in the local indoor market.
Hanging up were some cross stitch kits , and my sister mentioned that she wouldn't mind trying it at some point. The next time I was in town , I went and bought a couple of kits for us to try . Both the same ,and looking back now , quite cheesy .
I do think stitching styles have changed immensely over the years , and charts are much better and more varied now.
Anyway , here is a picture of my first ever cross stitch
I'm going to be really brave , and show you the back too. It's not great , but not bad for a first attempt.
Those are not french knots by the way , as I had no idea what they were , I just knotted the thread close to the fabric lol.
Anyway , these are a few more photos of my early stitching experiences. I have gone on to do bigger , and I hope , better things. These are kept in a bag , and will probably stay there , but it's nice to remember where you started.
Still love this kitty , as it reminds me of a cat I used to have.
So , have you still got your first stitch ?