I tried a bit of chain stitch to start off with . . .Here's the book I used (but not this particular page - that's a bit too advanced!!). It had really good illustrations though.
. . . I just made up shapes as I went along to practice the stitches with,
I like the way that the embroidery hoop keeps the fabric taught and you feel like you're working on a piece of canvas. I almost felt like I could doodle away once I'd mastered some of the stitches. I did find it really time consuming though, but that's coming from an amateur embroiderer! 'Feeling Stitchy' is a great blog to see some really inspiring embroidery and has great tutorials if you get really interested!
I might adopt it as a new hobby to unwind from stuffing toys! Don't think I'll ever become a master 'embroiderer' though!
Bye for Now!
(I've just realised I've done en entire post without mentioning Harris Tweed - now we can't have that now - hee hee!!)