I want to embroider, its just that I am a rank beginner
by Dawn Jorgensen
(Milpitas, CA USA)
and am frustrated beyond words in my inability to find projects I want to work with!
Just about everything is cross stitch (I live in "Silicon Valley", N. California), not the surface embroidery I want. I want to do more than the satin stitch, chain stitch, lazy daisy, french knot, etc. I want to do a sampler, like I seen that girls used to do in the 1800s.
It has been suggested that I find a picture I like and go from there. Fine, but I am not in the least bit artistically inclined, and NEED TO BE TOLD what to do. Colors, stitches, EVERYTHING. I am not kidding! I am not being modest. Words, well, I can modestly put together, but not colors, drawings, stuff like that.
The only analogy I can give is a kindergartner tracing over and over the letters until she can duplicate the same. I hover just above zero when it comes to being able to visualize something I have never seen before.
For example, until I saw a picture of the Cliffs of Dover, I couldn't see it. It was so foreign sounding, until I saw that picture! NOW I can understand it! Bad example, but I hope you understand what I am getting at.
I am pathetically grateful for your time and attention to my frustrated ramblings!
Dawn Annette Jorgensen! 43 years old.