I can only embroider very simply, but I'd love to learn more detailed stitches one day when I have more time. When I was a little girl we still had embroidery classes at school (well...the girls did, which was rather sexist!) but a few years later they were stopped. I think it's sad that traditional arts like sewing, knitting and crochet aren't encouraged much any more (for men as well as women), although these days there are quite a few fabric artists who are utilising them in their creations.
Very simple stitches, although I don't know what to do with the embroidery once it's done because I don't know how to stitch so I cannot incorporate my piece of work into something like a cushion, etc.
I think really to be honest, it is an 'art'.
So for me....I have to leave it with more skilful hands.
I would like to learn, if my eyes were 30 years younger!
Some of the work is to die for....and I do admire those who
put a great deal of time into it.
We don't really see much of it theses days, sign of the times.
In India it is done to perfection on white linen,and I just love it so much.
We all had to do small pieces at school when I was a child. It looks so old fashioned to me now that I have no interest. I also am one of those people who manages to stick themselves with the needle repeatedly! Ouch.