A Space To Make: At Home. Activity #12
- 11th May 2020
- Posted by: Ami Lowman
- Category: Get Involved
Good afternoon everyone… apologies, I’m a little late with today’s activity… I’ve been busy planning our Virtual Open Studios which will take place this Saturday!! For today I have a lovely little embroidered card tutorial…. I hope you enjoy!
What you’ll need:
We’ve included links to all the materials needed in case you don’t have them at home and need to purchase some. Please note – by making a purchase through the links below, Making Space will receive a small commission, so you will be helping to raise funds for us as well!
To start decide on the word you’d like to feature on your card.
Using a bit of paper about the same size as the front of your card write the word out using joined up letters. Try using one continuous line from start to finish.
The turn the paper over and trace the word so you have it drawn back to front.
Open your card up and on the back side of the card front, place the paper down in the middle of the card and press hard tracing over the backwards words again.
You can then go over the indentation with your pencil again so you have a clear guide of where you need to stitch….
Then choose an embroidery thread and thread your needle, tie a knot in one end and you’re ready to start. Beginning at one end of the word, from the back push the needle through, then come back leaving a gap each time (you will fill in these gaps later) follow along the line continuously as if you were writing it! This will ensure you have a neat front and back.
Press the needle lightly into the front to the card to determine where the needle is before pressing through (watch the video for clearer instruction / demonstrations!)
Once you’ve reach the end of the word come back the other way and fill in the gaps from the front. When you get the the end / beginning knot off you’re remaining thread and then fold the card along the crease line to finish. Flip over to admire your work!
You can of course do more words, different styles, simple shapes etc… it’s totally up to you!
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