Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Eyelet Polka

I was working on my first embroidery thingie over this weekend. I followed Laura's tutorial and I must say I learned a lot. Here is my poor attempt at making the eyelets :)

Eylet Polka - finished

I noticed I have problems with getting the needle where it's supposed to go, following the drawn line, pulling thread too much or too little and making things way too small (no idea why). But I'm quite satisfied with my results nevertheless. 

I have to go and buy some extremely sharp scissors - the tiny ones for cutting off excess fabric and such - and a smaller hoop. And then do another set of eyelets to see my improvement. Oh, and try them with other type of threads too :)

12 comments:

Katrin said...

Wow, I've never tried embroidery before. I imagine it to be totally difficult but I'd love to try one day. I hope you'll post more on your embroidery projects in the future! :) I'm curious about your progress!

Laura Mason (Mason Bee) said...

Nini, it's fantastic, well done!

nini said...

It is rather hard but it's like so many things out there - practice practice practice :D

I know I'll never be really good at it because I'm doing way too many things to be able to practice enough but I'm really enjoying learning the stitches. I'm getting anxious about the second tutorial too :)

I'm curious about my progress too :D Thank you so much for being here. ♥

nini said...

You are to kind! That potato of a hole is ridiculous but a few of the other ones are acceptable :D

Cindy D. said...

Well, I also know nothing about embroidery but it's a lovely collection of dots! Seems like you've done a great job. If it was me, I'm pretty sure I would have stabbed myself in the finger more than once. :D

Koosje Koene said...

Oh! Isn't it cool to be learning new things? Before you know it you've mastered a new skill! This looks so good already!

nini said...

haha, you wouldn't :) and thank you for your compliment

I actually can't wait to give these dots another try - who would have thought :)

nini said...

Thank you so much Koosje! Yes, it's fun to learn new things, especially the ones you never thought you'll do.

Pavinee s said...

A lot of my friends can do embroidery. I sometimes want to try that too but then I just grab my pencil and draw. It's still what I love to do best :)

I love your first try. It looks beautiful and unique, almost abstract, makes me think what is the meaning behind it. Love the colors too!

Esther Lankhaar said...

hey Nini! such a nice idea, this looks really lovely. It looks like a very precise work, how small is the eyelet actually?

nini said...

Thanks Pavinee, your comment really brightened my day.

I must admit I have way too many interests and adding embroidery to them probably wasn't the best idea but I can't help it if I find it oh so nice ;)

nini said...

Hello and thank you Esther! Hexagon's side is 4,5cm. The smallest eyelet (the one on top) is 2mm in diameter and the big one (potato shaped ;) ) is 9mm at the wides point. They are all quite small (except for the big one of course).