Until recently, I’ve been saying that I’ll sew/knit/embroider with any tool. No need for fancy knitting needles or any sewing needles worked for any job. And then gradually I moved from standard knitting needle to bamboo and now KnitPicks… it’s a bit like going from street brand shoes to Prada. I love these needles: strong and soft, elegant.
The other day, my friend gave me a couple of Clover Embroidery 8 needles. What a discovery, sharp and precise. Embroidery get suddenly so much easier.
Look how small an regular my stitches are (sorry, showing off!). This project have been given to my by Tricia: she made the table runner, I’m finishing the embroidered insertions.
Now to the geeky book. Again, I am learning that with the right tool what you are doing get even more enjoyable. I recently bought this book: Thread work unraveled, by Sarah Ann Smith. Geeky right. But great, so much info on threads, tension, getting the best out of your machine, needles. This is how far I read it, and I am getting so much out of it.
BTW, how do you spell ‘unraveled’, one or two L?
BTW2, I can’t wait for A. to go to her photography class, so she can take better pictures :-)