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I asked you what you struggle with in embroidery (part 1)

Last week I asked you what your biggest struggles are when it comes to are some of the more psychological ones that came up frequently

Number 1: Time

The biggest struggle for most of you seems to be finding the time to sit down and stitch.

Honestly, I don't have a solution for this I'm afraid! What I would say though - even adding two or three stitches a day is still progress!

Number 2: UFOs

UnFinished Objects. Actually completing one project before moving on to the next? Never!

I know this can be difficult when you're stitching for yourself for pleasure, but try setting a deadline. Also, if you've stopped enjoying a certain piece no one says you have to finish it...

Number 3: Framing

Sort of linked to number 2, a lot of you find it difficult to frame your pieces or back your hoops once you're finished the design.

Do some research and find the easiest way for you to do that (sometimes this might mean getting someone else to do it!). You can find my tutorial here:

Number 4: Starting

The complete opposite end of the spectrum! Whether you're a complete beginner, or have a new project, getting started can be the most difficult part.

You might not want to hear it, but just do it! What's the worst that can happen?

Number 5: Perfectionism

Sometimes this stops you in the middle of a project when it's not looking quite right. Other times it prevents you from even starting.

I'll let you in on a little secret - most people don't even know when it's wrong! Yeah you're first (or second, or third) time is never gonna look good - so what? You don't have to be amazing to enjoy the process either

At the very least, now you know you're not alone in your struggles!

I hope my small pieces of advice were able to help too though. Or maybe you have your own advice or experiences to share? Let me know in the comments


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