I have noticed embroidery hoops being used everywhere on the internet and something about them just appeals to me. I am not good at sewing. My mother was the seamstress. But there is just something appealing about creating a little project like this!
I stamped the handwriting line from Mint Motif’s School Basics set until the circle I drew was completely covered.
For the blue and black stitching, I used 3 strands of DMC embroidery floss. For the red lines, I only used two strands, to make it stand out less. Looking at this now, if I did the lines again, I might use only one.
Some advice from my mom. Thanks, Mom!:
- If you want this to be a project to hang on the wall, pre-wash the fabric.
- Move the hoop around while you are stitching, to keep the fabric taut.
- Keep your hands clean because the oils can rub off and leave marks.
- Don’t leave the project in the hoop if you walk away from it. The hoop could leave marks in an undesirable place.
Hope you are inspired! thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps-Mint Motif (School Basics), Fabric-Hancock Fabrics, Michaels (DMC Floss, Hoop, Marker), Ink-Palette (Water Lily), Patterned paper-Kaiser Craft Miss Nelly, Spellbinders-S4-127 Classic Scalloped Squares Large