They’re here – new Bustle & Sew DIY Video shorts. I’ve been planning a series of short videos on hints, tips and stitches for some time now, but have only just managed to record my first videos. As I mentioned previously, a corner of my workroom has been turned into my “studio” ….
And after much tweaking of lights and hoop for the best possible results I’ve managed to (finally) record my first four videos. They’re all how-to’s of four commonly used stitches – back stitch, satin stitch, French knots and chain stitch. I did think I’d recorded five, including stem stitch, but apparently I forgot to press the button on the camera! I used a clamp to keep my hoop steady, though I don’t usually stitch with one (preferring to curl up in my oversized armchair) so you can see exactly what I’m doing. I must emphasise though that I’m not a professional embroiderer – and I’m showing you my way of stitching, exactly how I was taught by my mum and grandma. There are so many different ways of stitching, but the way I’ve shown you works for me.
If you’d like to view my videos (and I do hope you like them), then please just CLICK HERE to access my video shorts page. I’ll be adding more over the coming weeks, and will let you know when I do so. I really hope you like them – fingers crossed!