Monday, February 1, 2010
Ooo, colorful art of the food/It's a beautiful Japanese meal
For awhile I've been coveting Sublime Stitching patterns and considering taking up embroidery.
Some of the arguments against this were that I already have too many on-going craft projects, too many patterns I haven't even used yet, and too many damn craft supplies.
But you don't get to have all those things by saying, "You know what? I should probably just use up the shit I have," so I bought Sushi Bar and two towels (and successfully managed not to buy Unicorn Believer or Under the Sea. Or Spaced Out.)
You can definitely see the missing ink in the picture with both the towels.
I haven't worked with an embroidery hoop in years. I don't think I could really work with the towels without one, but it's still hard to get used to.
Also, I really only seem to have mastered the backstitch. Which isn't really too surprising since I've been doing backstitch for years--there's backstitch in Space Carter (don't go back and look because I think some of it came out ugly).
Even if it's the latter, my chopsticks are still wobbly as I have yet to master the art of "following a straight line".
One thing I like about this is that I've got one towel done in a few hours. Cross stitch--which does not do well with all those curves--would be at least a few days for something this size.