Saturday, March 31, 2012
The beauty of learning
So something like this Tast 2012 sampler by het groene kamertje is really lovely to see. Unless you plan things like a crazy person, a sampler like this will always be a bit uneven and you know what? That's the beauty of it. Those first attempts at a new stitch, maybe a bit wonky, that's what it's all about. That's when you fall in love with stitching.
When you're not stitching a pattern, it's just you, the fabric and the stitches and there's no limit to where those first attempts at stitches can take you.
Embrace the new, the wonky, the learning - and never be discouraged if your first or third or seventh attempt at a particular stitch isn't "perfect", that it doesn't look like the one in the book or the online tutorial - you'll get it in the end. We all start somewhere!
So start your own sampler! Join Tast - it's never too late to fall in love with stitching. :-)
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I wholeheartedly agree!ReplyDelete
Something like this is on my list of "things to do sooner rather than later." I have had the Readers Digest Complete Guide to Needlework checked out from my library for months now (luckily I get up to 7 renewals) and I plan to start from the beginning of the embroidery section and just do them. Once I get my material and finish my "H", of course. :)ReplyDelete
That sounds an ambitious and awesome project, Jen! We would of course love to see it! :-)Delete
Great sampler, love the colors.ReplyDelete
BTW I've checked the Reader's Digest Guide out of my library too, it's an amazing book, very comprehensive with great stitch demos.
I am in love with this sampler. True story.ReplyDelete