I have really been enjoying doing embroidery after a long time.
I recently purchased a light pad which makes it so much easier to transfer patterns onto the fabric.
The pattern came from Cutesy Crafts. It was originally for an 8 inch hoop but I only had a 6 inch one, so was able to resize it to fit.
Once the fabric was on the hoop and the pattern transferred it was time to start the slow stitching embroidery.
The pattern included stitches, strands of floss, and colours to use.
It was the chance to use stem, fish bone, satin, split, french knot, and long stitch.
The bee was left to the end. I used silver thread for the wings, not my favourite type of thread to use as the strands always separate.
Press with the hot iron to remove any traces of the removable ink pen used for transferring.
I changed the hoop to a bamboo one as the blue one just doesn’t look right. Plus it is one I have had for years and use it with my other embroidery. Then I will finish it off with some backing.
First was to add a basting stitch row around the edge of the material and pull it in so that the material gathered around the hoop.
Then I cut a circle of white felt, which was carefully glued over the back of the frame.
For now it is displayed with some other treasures. It will probably become a lovely homemade gift for someone.
~embroidery thread projects~