At the last Young Embroiderer's meeting I noticed we had several rolls of tapestry canvas in our resource cupboard and decided at our next meeting we could try some canvas work. All very well in theory but my only experience of canvas work is a cushion made from a kit about thirty years ago. So I rummaged through old copies of "Stitch" magazine and adapted an idea for a bookmark (although made it into charm for my scissors). It looked simple enough! And stitching the actual design wasn't too difficult. But stitching the two pieces of canvas together, trying to keep them aligned and the stitching neat, never mind going round the corners, was near impossible.
I almost gave up, but not one to admit defeat I had another go using a slightly thicker thread. This time it was a little neater but it wasn't any easier... my fingers are very sore!