Thursday, March 27, 2008
Lilacs or Grapes?
This embroidery is for GatsbyGirl in our tea towel swap. I found the motif at NeedleCrafter.com. under "geometric". I picked it because has an art nouveau feel and she likes The Great Gatsby.
I had a little bit of trouble doing the transfer. I had some transfer paper from an old project, but I don't think I had the right pen to go with it. I found my red transfer pencil, but after I traced the design and ironed it on, the red marks were way too light so I went over it in pencil. I think maybe pencil is a big no-no, but it seems to work for me. If I use disappearing ink, sometimes it disappears before I finish stitching.