Sometimes I just need a simple embroidery project to feel inspired. An easy project in both idea and execution to give my brain a break but my crafting ego a boost can be exactly right for a long weekend.
I stitched two new pieces of embroidery for my kitchen from some retro inspired patterns I found in a friend’s stash.
Both baking themed, of course! The lines were simple and I kept the stitches that way too, using only straight stitch, split stitch for the majority, and a few embellishments in the form of french knots and stem stitches throughout.
Here are some detail shots of the stitching. Click to see larger images
My plan is to hang these as part of a collage wall in the kitchen, so I will probably keep them in the hoops and just finish the back. I normally try to draw my own patterns, but these were just what I needed! Simple and ready to go.
Do you ever go back to the basics when you need a refresh?