Wednesday, July 20, 2011
WIP: Daisy Chain Sampler
I'm taking a little break to work on this Daisy Chain Sampler Embroidery designed by Alicia Paulsen of Rosy Little Things. I bought this as a kit, but you can buy the PDF pattern here. It's slow work but deeply satisfying in a different way than sewing. I don't know exactly how to explain it, but I get the same feeling when I knit and crochet. I think it has to do with the process, that rhythmic motion of your hands and fingers at work and the tactile experience of the yarn and needle. For a few years in my twenties, knitting, and later crocheting, was something that I turned to for it's therapeutic powers. Quiet, peace, tranquility and balance: these were things that I found. It is deeply absorbing and is taking me away momentarily from my sewing.
I love each and every letter that I've finished so far, although of course the stitches are far from perfect. I am learning as I'm going you see. The instructions are written and illustrated so clearly that even a novice can pick it up pretty easily. I did, however, have to google french knots and found a video tutorial for those tricky stitches.
In sewing news, I have two peekaboo bonnets cut out. I will get to them before this weekend when we will finally have some sun.