I need a new project/hobby like I need a hole in the head.
Not that that ever stopped me. Recently I have been itching to learn to embroidery, inspired by sites like this. So last night, I found some instructions for period stitches and suggestions for motifs here. I dug out my hand-dyed wool using plant dyes, wool so itchy that I would never knit it into a garment, found some old white fabric that was cut out for some long-forgotten quilt I will never make and got started.
The motif I am using is the small faces from the Mammen Cloak. Of course, I am not doing the small, cause I am a rebel like that. So here is my start.
There are three faces on the cloth and I am thinking of doing each one is a different stitch - stem, chain, and either split stitch or couching. I started with stem stitch.
I also put together my work basket to keep me on task so I actually finish something. I can only work on projects in the work basket, and I must finish one before I start another.