At the beginning of the month, I attended a two day embroidery spree. I decided that I need to take a class occasionally to help me stay focused on improving my machine embroidery skills. I feel like I know so little!!
At this event, we were paired with partner and we each made the item. In two days we made:
A tea towel:(Photo is upside down!)
We used a specialty ruler to cut, fold and press the prairie point decorative edge which was machine stitched to the bottom edge of the towel.
A cord holder:
This is the inside. You write your name on the inside on the holder. You put your sewing machine cord through the hairband. . .
This is what it looks like closed. Using it would make it harder to leave your machine cord behind!
A luggage tag:
These would make great gift tags or gift card holders too!
A coupon holder:
I chuckled over the sentiment on this project! It has a magnet in it so it can be placed on the refrigerator.
The person that I was paired with had her machine a year and was much newer to embroidery than I. Therefore, I was the "leader." It was a great role for me to be thrust into because as I explained how different parts of the directions mattered and troubleshooted so that she could stay on track, I realized I actually know a little bit more than I gave myself credit for knowing!!!
I had planned to join the embroidery club where you receive embroidery designs each month to build your embroidery library. That is until, I found the cost. Well, it wouldn't be as expensive if I embroidered as much as I quilt! Because I don't, I decided it might be a good investment for another year.
Besides, I really want to make my own designs. Of course, that involves practice and I'm not there yet in my learning curve!
A quick update: I'm making progress on the river!