Friday, July 27, 2018


Embroidery, like tatting, is not done in a hurry, as Mary Corbet points out in this post. But keep at it and progress is made. I'm over half way on my skirt.

Thanks to advice from Margaret, I'm not using a ball point pen to trace the pattern. I experimented with different pencils until I found one that showed up better than the first one I used. I trace out one complete pattern repeat at a time.  I'm on the fourth one out of six.

I don't know if there's such a term a 'embroiderer's finger, but I have it
It's on my left hand, not from pushing the needle through, but from taking too deep a 'scoop' when I make a stitch.  I guess a thimble or superglue might help, but it doesn't bother me that much.


  1. Oh is that skirt going to be so pretty!!! :)
    Ouch!!! That finger looks awful!

  2. I get that on my left pointer from the Clover pick. Yucky. 😂

  3. Never thought of superglue! I used to have these poked marks, too (thankfully tatting doesn't give us these ;-P). And once I got them while knitting a sweater - I was doing an intricate lace design using size 14 needles!

  4. I am so glad I was able to help you, it’s looking beautiful, I know what you mean about embroidery finger. A thimble might help.