I guess I should start with a little bit about myself my names Dean I'm 39 years old I'm based in the U.K.
I know what most people will be thinking embroidery seems a very odd hobby for a guy I thought the same thing when someone recommend I give it ago i laughed but the truth is it's the most relaxing hobby I've ever had .
The great thing is for very little money you have a project that can last hours,days,weeks or months depending on how large or complicated you want to go and at the end of your hard work you have a beautiful piece of work you can display in your home or give as a gift.
The other great thing about embroidery is you can put as little or as much time into your project as you have to spare it's a great pick up and put down pastime that can go anywhere with you without any hassle.
I started out doing simple cross stitch then I was hooked watching the project take shape was so rewarding then I moved on to doing samplers which I really enjoyed taking ideas from the net and books that I had brought the first been Jane Greenoff's Antique samplers which was a fantastic buy and packed full of ideas and patterns.
I have now moved on to doing some Spanish blackwork which I'm enjoying so much the effects are fantastic and will impress your family and friends this work looks stunning simple black cotton on White or antique cream Aida here's something I'm working on at the moment .
This has taken me a number of weeks on my pick up and put down method doing a few hours ever day in the evening after I get home from work I will be posting on my progress on the rest of this project and throughout future ones thanks for checking out my blog and happy stitching guys