It's so relaxing and so much fun! Plus the possibilities of things you can make with it are endless. I learned most of it from you tube videos and I was able to take some lessons from my Grandma :)
I wanted to share some basics on embroidery, so I will be doing a short series of basic embroidery techniques, stitches, etc... I decided to start with the two very basic stitches that are used in embroidery.
What you will need:
-Muslin (most of the time, normal cotton fabric works just fine)
Cut a couple feet of embroidery floss. You can separate the strands for more of a detailed look, or use all 6 strands for more of a bold look. Thread the needle. Leave one end shorter and one longer and tie a knot on the longer end.
This is the stitch you will probably use the most.Start going up through the back so that your knot will be hidden. Make a stitch a little bigger then a grain of rice.
For this stitch, start out with one small stitch, like the first one, but instead of coming up through the middle on the second stitch, you will want to come up a little above the first stitch (about 2 stitches in length away).
And the back...
Hope you have fun!