Thursday, January 16, 2014
I am making a card for Valentine's Day and I thought it would be really fun to try an embroidery card.
I found some really nice black linen/cotton blend fabric, I had some left over from this tea towel I made a while back. I gathered up these Valentine images - I decided not to use the dove, I thought it was a little to big for my project. After I arranged all the pieces, I transferred the images onto my fabric using this wax free tracing paper. It was so easy to see the stitching lines in this bright yellow:
Then I stitched everything in white floss.
After the stitching was done, I trimmed the fabric evenly on all four edges. I love my new quilter's square :)
When it was all trimmed up, I placed it onto some white paper, this is presentation paper. I haven't glued it onto the paper or decided how I am going to finish the fabric edges. This fabric really likes to ravel and I like the fringed edge it leaves...any suggestions?