I made this as a housewarming present for one of my darling friends, but I haven’t decided how to frame it yet so I haven’t given it to her (sorry Larissa, you’re going to see it here before real life!).
The teacup and wreath are from the Black Apple pattern pack from Sublime Stitching.
The back of this one also turned out very nice and clean before I got it dirty with an old gross iron.
Don’t worry, I got a clean iron soon after this picture was taken.
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These are two pieces I just finished baed on sketches I did of diagrams from my human sexuality class in college.
I’ve been meaning to stitch these for a long time, funny thing is, I’m not even sure where the diagrams are anymore so I can’t name some of the things that are numbered on the male cross section (my memory is the worst!).
I am also particularly proud of the backs of the work I’ve been doing lately. It makes me feel really good to have a nice clean back with no knots.
Here is the sketch they are from-
I tried to make them look as much like a sketch as I could. The drawing has black pen and colored pen. Since it is ink you can see the black from under the color and that was the hardest thing for me to figure out how to translate to embroidery. I ended up doing everything in the colors with two threads and then doing the black with one so you would see the color around it. You can click any of the photos to go to my Flickr page and see them in much bigger sizes.
Today I got a late start, Ryan didn’t have to work until 1pm so we spent the morning watching TV. When I finally got home I painted a frame to prepare it for an embroidery swap. Here are some photos! It’s not exactly a tutorial because the only directions you really need are “step one: paint frame”. Haha
I started with some plain frames, white and teal paint, a brush, and something to put the paint on.
Next I mixed my paint up! When you’re mixing a color and white it’s best to start with the white and add the color a little at a time. This way you don’t end up with too much paint because you had to keep lightening it.
Next, and very importantly, paint your frame! Even more importantly, take an instagram picture while you wait for the first coat to dry.
The last step for me was to use the extra paint on a plastic triceratops.