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.


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