I have always wanted to learn Chicken Scratch Embroidery. There are so many examples if you do a Google search. I found some really good tutorials on the needlenthread site and decided to give it a try.
First I chose my fabric and put in a 1/4″ hem all the way around.
Then I just started stitching! I am doing this “in hand” right now, but am finding that keeping the tension consistent is giving me a little bit of a challenge. I think once I finish up these green leaves, I’ll put it in a hoop and see it that make it a little easier. I know that when I’m done, giving it a good press will even things out as well.