embroidered eggs for martha stewart

It’s spring, so that can only mean one thing: time to embroider eggs! This is a very special batch of stitchy eggs, because they were hatched especially for a blog post over at the Martha Stewart blog The Crafts Department. (!)

I was so honored when the fine crafty folks from Martha Stewart contacted me recently. They noticed the embroidered eggs I made last year for my Sewing 101 column at Design Sponge, and asked me to create an embroidered-egg tutorial for a post in their egg decorating series this week. Naturally, I was thrilled to egg-cept the invitation!

So I performed my springtime ritual of sorting through all the eggs at the supermarket, opening all the cartons and picking out the smoothest, roundest eggs in the store. Then I fired up my Dremel…

…grabbed some suuuuper pretty floss (this is from the Anna Maria Horner collection from Anchor)…

…and started stitching away!

For this batch of embroidered eggs I played around with big, long stitches in sunbursty shapes.

With a few cross stitches thrown in, because who can resist.

(Psst: don’t tell anyone, but this is the secret to how it’s done.)

Head on over to the Martha Stewart blog The Crafts Department for the full how-to of this project and all the dirty little secrets you need to know to embroider your own eggs.

Great big thanks to the lovely folks at Martha Stewart for inviting me to make some eggs for their blog! Martha’s staff’s egg decorating projects have been such an inspiration to me over the years, and it is truly an honor to be asked to contribute my eggs to their blog.

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