I'm still playing catchup! A few weeks ago I got out a Christmas project from last year (which I don't think I posted on here about). I'd had a niggling desire to stitch into this right from the begining.. but my lovely man convinced me to leave it be. Gary loves naked felt - no embroidery. He usually likes it once it IS embroidered too.. I think he just gets a little nervous incase stitching ruins it :) Well, last year it went in my shop and didn't sell so THIS year it got a revamp!
This is how it started out:
First thing I wanted to do was embroider words from the Christmas hymn that inspired the picture..
|My first move when adding text is always to print it out in the font |
I like and experiment with size and position
|Next I trace it onto tissue paper..|
pin it in place.. and freemotion embroider through it
|I used the zig-zag stitch this time as there was a bigger area to fill|
|Then I started adding stars..|
|Outlining and adding extra detail|
|Windows and shadows|
|Finished.. the photo out of focus though..|
Now because I am a nosey parker who LOVES to see the back of any embroidered piece :)
|Here it is :)|
Looks like a pencil drawing
I'm really happy with it now :) I just posted it in my Etsy shop but think I'm probably too late for it to sell this Christmas. Next year it may be joined by a 'We Three Kings' panel :)
Hope you are all enjoying the run up to Christmas.. I can't believe it is the 1st of December already!