From Quilting to Embroidering

Last weekend I attended another Crafternoon event at the New York Public Library.  You may remember when I wrote about my first Crafternoon experience here.  The Crafternoons are quickly becoming my new favorite activity to do around NYC.

This month, the Crafternoon event featured Jessica Marquez, author of Stitched Gifts and embroidery guru.  I’ve never tried embroidery before but I thought I would give it a go.  How hard could it be?

Jessica brought templates from her book so we could hand stitch holiday cards and gift tags.  I jumped right in thinking I would knock these tags and holiday cards out in no time.  How wrong I was.  In two hours I was only able to accomplish four gift tags!


(Note: I still have to hole punch the tags and run a ribbon through them.)

Regardless of my slow progress, it was super fun to learn about embroidery and I can see why so many people enjoy it.  But I think it’s safe to say I won’t be taking up this craft anytime soon.  I have the templates and may attempt the holiday card yet, but that’s still TBD.  I think for now I’ll stick to quilting.

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One comment

  1. I like to embellish and personalize my gifts and would definitely use these gift tags.
    Please make some for me. Embroidery may just
    be another craft for you to incorporate with
    your quilting. Go Girl!

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