Wednesday, 15 February 2012
As I explained in the 'My Background' page on here, I started my embroidery life with cross stitch. As many do. There came a time when I wanted to expand my repertoire and I have since enjoyed using many different embroidery stitches.
However, I'm regularly disappointed when I hear stitchers berate this technique, on the grounds, I assume, that, at best it's too simple and/or 'twee', at worst too restricting.
I don't agree: and I often come back to it. I have seen some wonderful pieces of cross stitch work. With imagination and just a bit of flair, not to mention embellishment (in this example - sequins - it can give beautiful effects.