Embroidery #1: Complete embroidery set Tiger AliExpress
I actually only knew embroidery from the past when my mother often did it. Nowadays I see more and more modern embroidery projects on Pinterest. I was recently looking on AliExpress and saw complete embroidery kits for little money (see earlier AliExpress shopping log). I thought it would be fun to try it out too. I bought two packages, one pre-printed and one with a loose pattern on paper. Today I share my first experience with embroidery and give my opinion about the pre-printed embroidery set with the tiger.
First impression embroidery kit
Mmm, the first impression was less... The boxes did not seem so neatly printed. Furthermore, the colors were also a bit disappointing. The orange of the tiger was in the red embroidery floss set. There was also yellow embroidery thread, but it was not on the pre-printed pattern. Finally, I was immediately bothered by the ugly number in the corner. Still, I started with good courage :-).
Embroidering for the first time
That was a bit disappointing. I thought I would make this simple tiger. Embroidery took me much more time than I thought. But I have to say, I enjoy doing it. The photo shows the result of a few evenings of embroidery in one week.
In the second week of embroidery I quickly discovered that the necessary embroidery thread was missing. I always used 2 threads of one color of embroidery thread. Unfortunately, this left me short on red and white. I still had enough embroidery thread in stock, so I looked for similar colors to finish the tiger.
The end result
I am not very satisfied with the end result. In any case, it's a shame to run out of yarn. Furthermore, I am not a fan of the pre-printed pattern on the fabric. I think it is more beautiful if you work with a pattern on paper and white fabric. I would not recommend buying this package, even though it was very cheap. Maybe it is something for children because the pattern is pre-printed. But make sure you also have embroidery thread at home ;-).
Embroidery is fun
I really enjoyed the embroidery itself. I'm really looking forward to starting with the second embroidery kit I bought at AliExpress, a kitty with flowers. This is not pre-printed on the fabric and already looks very promising in the packaging. I see beautiful colors of embroidery thread :-). More about this soon on my blog, because I will definitely do embroidery more often :-).
What do you think of embroidery?
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