Things to learn in the new year
I’m still working out what it is I like doing best, or what I’m actually best at (which might end up being two different things).
So far I’ve done
• a bit of counted threadwork: a tapestry cushion, which turned out really nicely actually, although being sewing machine phobic, my mother did have to help me turn it into a cushion, and ‘tsk tsk’ed at the messy back. (You wouldn’t believe I’m a grown up, would you…) The only problem with needlework like this is that I feel I should design it too – and that holds me up – and before you know it, I’ve procrastinated the year away.
• amigurumi crochet: which I’ve really enjoyed, although I seem to be a lot better at my own patterns than other peoples, hence all the monkeys!
• lace crochet: which I’ve only done a bit of, but enjoyed so far
• tatting: which I’ve done a fair bit of this year and also enjoyed.
After textiledreamer‘s comment pointing me in the direction of her fantastic needlepoint lace tutorial, I think I’d like to try that… And I’d also like to figure out felting. I’ve seen a lot of felted stuff about, and while I find felted bags a bit of a weird texture (for me), I *love* these bears, by Em, on Etsy:
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