FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW

HI ALL, I'M BACK! SORRY FOR THE ABSENCE THE PAST COUPLE DAYS BUT I WAS WORKING TIRELESSLY AROUND THE CLOCK TO FINISH A PROJECT FOR MY GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE - AND IT'S A HANDMADE ONE - YAY! RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. WELL, IT'S COMPLETE AND I WANT TO SHARE PARTS OF IT WITH YOU SO THAT YOU, TOO CAN CREATE SOME STELLAR HANDMADE EMBROIDERY PROJECTS IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN GIVING IT A GO!

FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW  (PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATALIA BAKER) | THE PAPER CURATOR

FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW  (PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATALIA BAKER) | THE PAPER CURATOR

ALTHOUGH I WAS MAKING THESE FLORAL AND LETTER TILES FOR A BOOK COVER, THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU COULD MAKE! THINK OF MAKING YOUR OWN MONOGRAM OR DECORATIVE PIECES FOR YOUR HOME AND SCRAPBOOKS - THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS.

SIMPLY GRAB SOME CHIPBOARD, A PACK OF DARNERS NEEDLES AND A TON OF EMBROIDERY THREAD - OH AND SOME IMAGINATION AND YOU'LL BE SET TO GET TO WORK!

STEP ONE

START BY DRAWING YOUR DESIGN ONTO THE CHIPBOARD. YOU'LL WANT TO SKETCH ON THE FRONT (WHITE PART) OF THE CHIPBOARD BECAUSE WHEN YOU PUNCH, YOU'LL WANT TO PUNCH FROM FRONT TO BACK SO YOU'LL NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR DESIGNS, AND IT WON'T SHOW IN THE FINAL PRODUCT ANYWAYS BECAUSE YOU'LL BE STITCHING OVER IT.

STEP TWO

PUNCH YOUR DESIGNS LIBERALLY WITH AN AWL. YOU CAN ALWAYS ADD MORE PUNCHES AS YOU STITCH BUT GIVE YOURSELF A GOOD BASE BY PUNCHING EVERY 1/8 - 1/16 OF AN INCH ALL THE WAY AROUND YOUR SKETCH.

FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW  (PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATALIA BAKER) | THE PAPER CURATOR

FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW  (PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATALIA BAKER) | THE PAPER CURATOR

STEP THREE

THREAD A NEEDLE - OR FIVE, AND GET TO STITCHING. DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF DESIGN YOU'RE WORKING ON, YOU'LL WANT TO HAVE MULTIPLE NEEDLES THREADED SO YOU CAN WORK EFFICIENTLY. HAVING TO THREAD NEEDLES EVERY TIME YOU WANT TO CHANGE A COLOR CAN GET QUITE FRUSTRATING. BECAUSE OF THIS, I THREADED ALL THE NEEDLES I HAD ON HAND AND JUST ADDED COLOR THROUGHOUT THE DESIGN AS I PLEASED.

STEP FOUR

ADD STITCH VARIATIONS. I CREATED VARIOUS TEXTURES AND DEPTHS THROUGHOUT MY PIECE BY ADDING IN STITCH VARIATIONS INCLUDING A SATIN STITCH, A BACK STITCH, AND THE FRENCH KNOT, MAINLY.  THIS IS CRUCIAL FOR CREATING A DYNAMIC DESIGN. THE VARIETY ADDS GREAT DEPTH AND INTEREST TO YOUR DESIGN. IF YOU'RE UNSURE HOW TO DO DIFFERENT TYPES OF STITCHES, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT PINTEREST, YOUTUBE AND OTHER HOW TO CHANNELS - THERE ARE A MILLION FABULOUS TUTORIALS OUT THERE FLOATING AROUND THE INTERNET!

FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW  (PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATALIA BAKER) | THE PAPER CURATOR

FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW  (PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATALIA BAKER) | THE PAPER CURATOR

STEP FIVE

ADMIRE. SERIOUSLY, AND PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK. THIS TASK IS QUITE A FEAT BUT - YOU DID IT! BE SURE TO PUT YOUR PIECE IN A PLACE WHERE IT WILL BE RIGHTFULLY ADMIRED!

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATALIA BAKER


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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AS I WORK THROUGH CLASSES - AND I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS LITTLE PROJECT. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL ABOUT PAPER (CHIPBOARD) EMBROIDERY - JUST DROP THEM BELOW, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM! TILL NEXT TIME ...