I have to confess I have always been very wary of sewing machines. They have cogs, wheels, lights and automated glittering needles. They make a sound like innumerable wasps wielding tiny hammers and remind me of K9. I worry that they will go rogue, sew things of their own accord or that my fingers will end up stitched to a piece of fabric. The number of successful sewing machine-based projects I have completed in my life can be counted on one hand.
I have been determined to overcome this irrational (and amongst bloggers, slightly shameful) fear for some time so I signed up to a machine embroidery workshop at the excellent Backstitch Shop run by Alice Synge. You can read what happened over on Standard Issue.
Are you daunted by a particular craft?
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