I mentioned a couple of times before, that the process of assembling, sketching, matching colors and all the stuff you do before you actually start a project is the process I enjoy most. That’s way I don’t get tired photographing these stages where you don’t see what it’s going to be outside of my brain cells. My inner eye sees indian, rich colors, lotuses and full, circling lines. New to the process is an embroidery stitch dictionary I got from my mom to my birthday. Now I can finally see what all the cool stitches I see on Pinterest and other blogs are named in german!
I write the english terms below the german so it’s easier for me to track them down when I translate my patterns. I don’t usually write in books, but this is a book I will keep forever and it helps me alot, so what? This embroidery book has the best feature ever (It’s my first and only embroidery stitch book so far, so maybe ALL of them have this and I get overly excited about something totally normal. But who cares, I love it anyway!). Right after the basics there is an index of all stitches discibed in the book: just a picture, name und page where to find it. I love it! I like having an overview on the first glimpse and I hate searching through all the pages to find something. I mean sometimes you know what something LOOKS like, but you don’t know the name. How would you search that in a book? Right, flick through all pages and look at every photo.
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