Modern Embroidery Ideas
30 June 2012
Author: Leslie Bower
Embroidery often brings back memories of days past - but this is not your grandma's embroidery! Learn modern embroidery ideas that will inspire a whole new generation of crafters to embroider!
If you are anything like me, your grandmother taught you how to sew. She made you clothing, taught you how to knit and instructed you in the fine art of embroidery. She shared stories of her childhood, family and friends while we sat and stitched, played piano duets and baked holiday cookies. We connected in the present while sharing stories of the past.
I remember learning lazy daisies, French knots and back stitch on a dresser scarf. While stitching on linens is still around, embroidery has been taken to a whole new level. Check out these adorable framed pictures. These use basic embroidery stitches and layered felt applique. They are easy enough for someone to learn basic stitching yet lovely enough to frame.
While traditional linens like pillowcases, dresser scarves and aprons are still available, the designs have become more modern and youthful. They are a simple, fun to stitch addition to your home interior.
Embroidery stitching with wool yarn is typically called crewel. Again this craft has been renewed and made fresh with fun, retro designs.
See the article Basic Embroidery Stitches for some simple, essential embroidery stitch diagrams. Here are a few more:
Embroidery is an old time craft that has been made new with fresh, up to date designs. Done with thread or wool, embroidery is an easy way to adorn an article of clothing, a pillow or a framed picture. Take some time to connect with your future by sharing your love of stitching with the next generation.