I am having a go at some Otomi inspired embroidery. I used to enjoy sewing embroidery when I was a child, although they were usually just simple motifs on the corners of hankies. However I haven’t done much embroidery since then. I love the boldness of Otomi embroidery and I really want to bring some of this mustard colour into our bedroom so I’m attempting to embroider a cushion cover.
I found this tutorial on making an Otomi inspired appliquéd cushion cover, which gave me the idea to try it myself, but with actual embroidery. I did a google image search of Otomi embroidery to get inspiration for the animals and other motifs. I sketched heaps of different images then decided on my favourites and arranged them to fill a 30cm x 30cm square. I transferred the designs to white linen, attached my hoop and started stitching. I know it will take me ages to complete this project, but I like projects that I can work on over a long period of time. It’s nice knowing I’ve got a project to pick up whenever my fingers start twitching! I’ve been working on it in the last few evening while watching old episodes of The X Files with Matt. We love watching old sci-fi t.v. series together – we are such nerds! I’m not very good at sitting still unless my hands are busy though, so this embroidery project is perfect.
What are you making at the moment? Do you like to keep your hands busy when you watch t.v.?
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