I want to share with you my biggest ongoing project. I have worked on this since 2004, and its embarrassing that it is not finished yet. It is an order from my mother, she wants me to make new embroidery on the shirt for her national costume (called bunad in Norway). That is the collar and cuffs. Her eyes aren't good enough to do it, but we have this "agreement" that I embroider and she sews. Earlier I have made my own and my brother's shirt.
The collar is embroidered with linen thread on linen fabric. As you can see, the pattern is full of details. Please, pay particular attention to the holes. They are the reason it is taking me so long time. They are so tiny! They reach over 4x4 threads and through two layers of fabric, so I have to be careful to hit the right spot on the backside. In addition it is a very nice fabric where the threads are woven very close to each other. I have to wear some reading glasses (+3!) while I embroider because else I cannot see.
I use 1 hour on 4 holes. Last I counted, I had something like 400 holes left. Now my mother is pushing me to finish it before 2010. Hopefully this is the kind of pressure I need to finish it. Do you have any projects like this that is lying around for years?
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Welcome to my crafty blog! This is where I show off my ongoing and finished projects. Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy your time here.