It is said that at least one lesson can be learned and should be learned from every failure. I have found this idea to hold true. I think that it would be fair to say that I have experienced many failures.
I don’t know about you, but since I began stitching, I have experienced many failures and disappointments in the work that I have produced. This is a important part of the learning process.
As I rush into many projects, I sometimes realize that my skill and knowledge do not match my ambition and curiosity.
What the heck, why not revel in my needlework “bloopers” today. Although, it is likely that some may say that they are all bloopers, these are the most outstanding in my memory. Today, I begin with my most recent.
Here, I present, my most recent failure. I set out to design a unique brooch or pin with bright and contrasting colors. The design is geometric in nature, as you can see in the photo below.
The first problem was that I used the wrong shade in backing fabric. I should have used a dark background but instead I hastily chose white. Second, I am quite new to utilizing beads in my work and it is very obvious when you see the work below. Third, I am not sure about the color choices. I am not pleased with them. I’m not sure exactly why that is, it just isn’t pleasing to my eye. I attempted to dye the backing fabric but as you can see, this failed. The backing now appears a sickly dark grey.
I did enjoy the experience and I learned to slowdown and be more considerate in choosing my backing fabric as well as colors. What do you think? It’s interesting, at the very least. It almost has an Aztec feel. What impression do you get from the design?
Please share your thoughts on learning from mistakes in your Needlewok. What have you learned and what was your most memorable failure? I would love to hear from you. You can also share on my Facebook page. Until next time, happy stitching!