Monday, 2 April 2018

Breathe [A Finish]

Sometimes you see a pattern and you just know it would be perfect for someone. And sometimes you have a friend who is going through a pretty tough time, who just needs a little reason to smile. And those two things combined in this embroidery.

The pattern is by @lolliandgrace and comes with a selection of different words to add, and "Breathe" is important for my friend, so it was an easy choice.

I used DMC threads, including some of their beautiful new colours, for the embroidery, which is all done by hand. I totally underestimated how long it would take to do those roses, but they were worth every stitch. The background is a pale yellow Kona fabric, because it felt so happy. I had originally planned to do it on navy but couldn't transfer the design successfully. Whilst I love the yellow, I would like to stitch this again, and I'm determined to try it on navy, so I've bought myself some Solvy wash-away, self-adhesive stabilizer to try.I haven't been brave enough to try it yet!

#handembroidery #dmcthreads


Emily said...

It's beautiful!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Perfect! (Another option for transferring embroidery designs onto dark fabric is dressmakers' carbon paper...)