Monday, September 9, 2013

Embroidery Art


Happy Monday everyone! I finally have a project/tutorial for you all! I know it has been awhile since I've shared a tutorial. Getting sick really set me back. But now I'm healthy again and back on track. {Oh and thank you to those who wished me to feel better!}

Lately I've been seeing a lot of embroidery art and I love it! I knew I had to try it out myself but what to I embroider? My blog title of course! I've been wanting to personalize my little craft corner with some art and I thought this would be a perfect addition!



What you need:

  • Image to be embroidered
  • Fabric
  • Fabric pen/pencil
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Thread
  • Needle
First take your image you'd like to embroider and tape it to a well lit window.



Next tape your fabric over the image and trace over your image using the fabric pencil. {Yes, I did change windows during this tutorial, the first wasn't bright enough!}



Then place your fabric into the embroidery hoop. It's a little hard to see but the image transferred nicely.



Finally sew on your image using a backstitch.



Done!



Love it!



It turned out perfect and looks great in my craft corner! {One of these days I'm going to show you all my craft corner. There are just a few things I want to add first.}

What do you all think? Have you embroidered anything lately? I'd love to see it. : )
stephanie

24 comments:

  1. Really great idea! I never thought to use the light from the window as a back light. Your embroidery turned out very cute!

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  2. This is so cute!! I used to embroider with my grandma when I was a kid. But it's been FOREVER!

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    1. Thanks! You should start back up, it's so fun and relaxing.

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  3. This is so pretty! And I could make a Lavender Dreams! I'll save your post and try to do one! thanks!

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    1. Thank you! You definitely should make your blog name! It's so fun to watch it come to life. : )

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  4. Hi Stephanie,
    Thanks for the tutorial. I have not embroidered anything lately. I have been a long time cross stitcher and have done a few embroidery projects. Your tip of using the window is perfect! I am a new follower of yours and found you on The DIY'ers. I would love for you to join me at Still Woods Farmhouse!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. I'm glad you like my tutorial. I used to cross stitch a ton but haven't in a long time. Maybe I'll pick it back up. : ) Thank you for becoming a follower. I head on over to your blog and share the love!

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  5. So cute! It's been years since I've done embroidery. I need to give it a try again!

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    1. Thank you! I think you should give it a try again! It's such a pretty and relaxing craft.

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  6. I used to needlepoint years ago and then I took up embroidery! This idea is soo cute, it makes me want to take it up again!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it! I think you should take it back up again! The embroidery possibilities are endless.

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  7. So delicate and pretty Stephanie! Thanks for sharing your tutorial at the Fluster Buster party, please join us again next week with more of your creations, Lizy party co host

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    1. Thank you, Lizy! And thanks for hosting the link party. : )

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  8. very cute! Found your post via Diana Rambles Pin Me Linky Party. Have a great weekend!
    Melanie
    violetsbuds.blogspot.com

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  9. I love embroidery and I love this project. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, that looks stunning, I really should get down and do some needlework, your work is inspirational!
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party, your tutorial will be one of the features tomorrow.
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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    1. I'm so glad I've inspired you! And thank you for the feature!!!

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  11. Hi Stephanie, Love your embroidery! So pretty. I wish I kept up with mine, but have only made a few things here & there. It's almost a lost art I'm glad to see it coming back with crafters & sewers making pretty projects like yours. Thanks for sharing at the party & hope to see you again soon! Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. Thank you for hosting the link party! I agree it is an art dying away but I have seen it a lot lately. Other blogger are using the technique in modern ways, which I think will help it stay alive!

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  12. I love it darlin'! You did an amazing job. I love doing hand embroidery, it is fun and relaxing and is a wonderful homemade addition to the house! This is being featured @ Great Idea Thursday's! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. Thanks Krista! Thank you so much for the feature!! I'm so glad you liked it.

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