Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Two more snowman blocks finished
Each block was fun to embroider by hand. I transferred the images to my fabric using a lightbox and a brown Micron Pigma pen. I used a wash out marker to outline each stitching area and marked the centre to make sure the pattern was in the right position. When I was finished the embroidery, I rinsed the whole piece of fabric in cold water to remove the marker. When it was dry, I pressed the whole piece, using some spray starch. Then I cut the blocks the size shown in the pattern and continued on from there. I found it easier to hoop the pieces when working with a whole width of fabric than by cutting each one separately before stitching.