Saturday, May 15, 2010
I've been having fun today trying my hand at redwork. I have not embroidered anything for years. One of the first crafts I tried when I was young was embroidery. I made a wreath of flowers on brown fabric. It was made into a pillow for my mother. It was very lopsided and poorly made, but I was very proud of it and so was my mother. I think the design was from a Woman's Day magazine.
So, while I have done some stitchery since then, I haven't done much, but it does come back to you. I made up this little design from something I saw in a book. I used a chalk-like tracing paper to transfer the design. Then I went over it with a blue quilt marking pen. I used 2 strands of embroidery floss.
The finished wreath measures about four inches across. I cut the fabric to 6 inches and am auditioning fabrics to go around it. I have some green Jo Morton fabric that looks good. Fun!