Friday, April 8, 2011
Well I finally broke down and am trying my luck at bead embroidery. As a child growing up my grandmother taught me what she called fancy-work. That included crocheting, knitting, embroidery, and making braided rugs as well as sewing. I did a lot of sewing growing up and won awards in the 4-H for it. However, I never really liked how my embroidery came out and got discouraged with it. As I got older I continued sewing but hated hand sewing, sure glad when I got a sewing machine that hemmed. I still crochet and I have found that although my crocheting comes out looking alright, it appears my gram's fancy-work was all done from self teaching and therefore some unconventional techniques we used.