Sunday, August 12, 2012
I was thinking of buying this beautiful ribbon embriodery pattern book but I've now decided against it because of the limited colours available here. Only one shop I know of sells the materials and she only has a few colours.
I was thinking how nice it would be to live in a place like London or somewhere in the US where these crafts are more popular and I'll no difficulty sourcing for materials.
I did buy a bullion embriodery book some time ago. Again, the needles are very hard to come by but the thread, no problem. So far, I've broken a few needles sewing, that's why I haven't done any bullion embriodery yet, for fear of breaking my needles. I have 2 longer needles for more strands and 2 shorter ones for less strands, that's all, but even the shorter bullion needles are longer than the average cross-stitch needles.
I'll have to find a new source of bullion needles before I start anything. In case I break any more needles! At the moment I'm crocheting a lacy shawl. So far I've done just 3 motifs. I just love needlework! I'm also planning to learn how to knit, but the needles are v. costly! Oh well, one thing at a time!