Thursday, February 24, 2011

{Embroidery Week} The finished monogram!

And here it is, finished! It took me most of yesterday (when I start something I can't put it down - I'm the same reading books), but I'm so terribly proud of it.

It also just shows how very easy satin stitch is - I was really nervous about it coming out right, but it really is so easy.

For the beginner, here are my top tips for satin-stitching a monogram:
  • Make sure your backstitched outline is accurate. It's difficult to correct wobbles in the outline once you're satin stitching.
  • To follow tight curves in the letter, 'fan out' your stitches (so you go in at exactly the same point on the inside of the curve for two or three stitches)
  • Very thin lines are trickier than thick lines - if you want to make the project as easy as possible go for a bolder font.
  • Even if you miss a bit, you can always go and stitch over the gap.
  • I re-iterate: satin stitching is dead easy - if you've always wanted to try embroidery but been scared of satin stitch, I implore you to try it - it's really not as hard as it looks!


  1. Looks amazing! Definitely a project to try when I get some time.

  2. wow!! it is so beautiful. you're so talented. this is so pretty. wow again.

  3. Wow, you did such a great job!! I must have a go myself!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  4. Looks great! I need to get back to my embroidery.

  5. That came out fantastic, very classy!


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