Today's focus was the embroidery on the place mats I'm making for round two of the Modern She Made Swap. I'm making a set of four place mats that together make a star within a star within a star....
Two of the place mats will have an embroidered panel and two will have applique, and today I finished off one of each. Firstly, here's the applique
And here is the embroidery:
It's my own design and drawn freehand. I'm using DMC threads to coordinate with the fabrics, and a mixture of backstitch, french knots, satin stitch, chain stitch, running stitch and cross stitch. I then added a few hexagons - the edges are 1/4" long. Nice and fiddly!
I need some more supplies before I can finish these off. But I have plenty of other things to be playing with for the rest of my week off! I picked the fabrics for my Hoop La La swap item:
I hope my partners like them!