Handmade
Comments 2

lemons.

When life gives you lemons, you make embroidery sampler hoops! Ya! I recently took an embroidery workshop with Jennie Lennick of Jenny Lemons. Jennie designs, sews, block prints, and paints her uberly cute and colorful clothing line in her San Francisco studio. She also teaches fun workshops and creates playful embroidery + fabric art. Her foodcentric creations are my favorite.

I’ve taken an embroidery class before but learning from different teachers is always a good idea. Some stitches were familiar, others I had forgotten about, and still others were completely new. It was also great to learn new techniques for familiar stitches, and be inspired by Jennie’s projects and super helpful pro tips.

In this workshop we learned and practiced:

  • Running stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Whipped backstitch
  • Blanket stitch (or what I now like to callΒ eyelash stitch)
  • French knots
  • Couching
  • Satin stitch

Here’s one of Jennie’s sample hoops.

Class went by so quickly; I could have easily continued to practice stitches for another couple of hours. Jennie serves hot tea in her workshops, too, so I was all relaxed and in the embroidery zone. I really want to work on my satin stitch next; my attempt at a pineapple looks more like a mango (see right hoop below). And my lines could be cleaner, too.

Time to practice! What (new) skills are you working on these days? Share below!

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s