Wednesday, October 26, 2011
First I drew a picture.
Then I draw the picture again on the canvas. I put a blanket stitch around the perimeter to keep it from unraveling. I usually get around to whip stitching the very outside edge of the fabric, too. Keeps the threads from falling off all over the house.
Then I pick some colors and start embroidering! I used three colors for the fox and only the fox. Then I picked out three greens, a gold and a blue. I'm toying with making the background black, but I haven't decided yet. Usually I take the almost finished piece to the craft store and hold different colored threads up to it, to see what color would look best. The background takes the most thread, so I have to pick a color that's fully stocked.