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I've just started embroidering, and I needed an easy beginner project. This old lime green friend is going to be my first attempt.

I've just started embroidering, and I needed an easy beginner project. This old lime green friend is going to be my first attempt.

I wanted a flower motive, so I started by making a long line of stem stitches. This is how to make them.

I wanted a flower motive, so I started by making a long line of stem stitches. This is how to make them.

After making the stem for my flowers, I wanted to mark, where to place the flowers. I used the water erasable pen. The other pen simply disappeared before I was done embroidering.

After making the stem for my flowers, I wanted to mark, where to place the flowers. I used the water erasable pen. The other pen simply disappeared before I was done embroidering.

Next time, I'll do the flowers first.

Next time, I'll do the flowers first.

Satin stitch. I found that a embroidery hoop made it easier. Place the screw so, your yarn don't get caught on it.

Satin stitch. I found that a embroidery hoop made it easier. Place the screw so, your yarn don't get caught on it.

Lazy daisy stitch.

Lazy daisy stitch.

French knot.

French knot.

My very first embroidery attempt. The flowers looks like a blindfolded 3 year old made them, but it was great fun making this, and great practice. My husband is currently hiding all his sweaters. 😄

  • Old cardigan
  • Bright coloured yarn
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery needle
  • Water resolvable marker.