Saturday, March 31, 2012

The beauty of learning

tast 2012 #10: running stitch
In case you didn't know it already, Nicole are a right pair of stitchy geeks. We don't just love what you can stitch, but also the stitches themselves. In fact, we can have lenghty (and yes, geeky) discussions about individual stitches!

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. :-)


  1. 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. :)

    1. That sounds an ambitious and awesome project, Jen! We would of course love to see it! :-)

  2. Great sampler, love the colors.
    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.

  3. I am in love with this sampler. True story.


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