One of my new favorite crafty-like things I like to do to occupy my idle time (as if I had any!) is needlework, specifically embroidery. I’m still very much a beginner. My needlework is sketchy to say the least, but it’s oh so rewarding. Nothing makes me happier (well, maybe a few things do) than toiling away at a piece of embroidery and then finishing it! Voila! It becomes an awesome, handmade piece of artistry that I spent hours on! It’s very satisfying.
While I enjoy a lot of the gaudy floral kitschy embroidery and cross stitch, my faves are the sublimely beautiful artistic patterns, the modern angular ones or the SUPER ironic ones. I’ve gathered a few needlework kits that I feel are extremely cool. I’ve personally used a Sublime Stitching kit, have bought but not used a Charley Harper Purl Soho kit and have bought a finished Subversive Cross Stitch piece and can say that the quality of those are superb.
What are your favorite designs or kits? Do you prefer cross stitch, embroidery or needlepoint?