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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bear-y Mittens

I'm still fascinated by wool embroidery. There's so little info available that I've been blazing my own trail, and that has been frustrating by times. And sometimes, really fun. Here are the newest mittens:

I embroidered the right hand mitten first, and I think it's clear that I learned a lot. The left hand mitten is already much better. Especially the lettering, don't you think?

So, if you're planning on trying this yourself, here's the scoop (according to me)...... Unlike appliqué, start with the foreground first. Start in the middle and work OUT. Don't work in from both sides. The dryer sheet stitching guide is too apt to slip and slide, and you'll find you don't have as much space as you need. I think that's what happened to the 'C' in 'MUCH'.

Oh, and these aren't twined or double knit. They're just regular worsted weight stocking stitch mittens, with a cardboard blocker inserted to keep the embroidery needle from poking in the palm of the mitten, and to give the mitten stability.

Most importantly.....don't take it all too seriously. It's just for fun.....and warmth.