Saturday, 11 June 2022

Embroidery for Kids

I must start this post with a confession: I don't think I've ever embroidered in my life. But my kid has shown interest in sewing over the last few months, so when I saw these embroidery circles at the store I knew that I need to get them. In case you're asking yourself "Is that what they're really called!?", according to Wikipedia, "An embroidery hoop or (earlier) tambour frame consists of a pair of concentric circular or elliptical rings. The larger ring has a tightening device, usually in the form of a metal screw. The artisan repositions the hoop as needed when working over a large piece of fabric."

The embroidery hoop was just next to the embroidery fabric. I didn't know anything about choosing the right fabric for this (obviously), but I was lucky enough to find one that's soft, but not too flimsy. Just right for her first project.

We used needles that I got on Amazon - it's a set of needles, some plastic and colourful, different lengths, with large eyes. If you want a link, I'd be happy to send it to you. I got the yarn at a thrift store.

She started by sewing some lines, which she then said that they looked like eyes. So I took a marker and drew the head and explained how to make it. The next day, I thought about drawing a shape with straight lines, so they're easier. And she made a star. Next, she drew herself a worm and said that she will stitch it.
I really loved learning with her. I think that it was a wonderful opportunity to teach her that you can learn things from 0 if you know where to search or if you put your mind to it.


Is your little one interested in sewing?

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