Hi there! These days I'm feeling like embroidery. I know the stitches, meaning I know the names and have awesome books, magazines and internet tutorials are wonderful on that front. But one thing is knowing them and a completely different thing is to actually put them *looking good* on the fabric lol
Yesterday was a special day, my youngest god-daughter, six years old Nathaly, announced proudly that she had a test (she's a preschooler) and that she solve it all and got a great mark and so now she made it into the first grade hee hee She's a cutie, and her announcement was serious, so it deserved a reward and dear godmother (me) decided to do a patchwork embroidered pencil case. That's how experiment number one came to be.
I met a Portuguese woman who happened to be an embroiderer. She transferred the design to paper and placed it on the fabric, then did the embroidery and finally ripped off the paper. I said, piece of cake, I can do it too.
Used a few stitches: backstitch, whipped backstitch, running stitch, rope stitch and french knots. I liked it so much, it looked wonderful, until...
...the paper was ripped, now all the stitches are loose, yep, conclusion to my experiment is that a stitcher needs to consider the paper thickness, plus the fabric too, it is so thin!
I don't think is lost. Good old godmothers know a few tricks, so I'll grab my handbook and perform one. Hope I don't have to stitch it again. Anyways it looks childlike, and that's a look I wanted to achieve lol
On my next experiment I'll use fusible pellon to give the fabric more consistency and will draw the design directly onto the fabric.
The design is a freebie from Cinderberry stitches. Instead of Summer berries I wrote my god-daughter's name.