Yesterday I started the year off by sharing my 2013 stitched numbers. When I started to make this I was looking for a way to create the numbers using only LINE --
January is all about line, right?
The stitching part was for myself, for this method of using lines can be done with pen & ink, paint...
and, the list can go on and on.
So, here's how I went about it:
| Using my ipad. I found find some letters -- |
then I pulled the screen to make them larger
and laid tracing paper over the screen to trace the numbers
|Then placing them onto my printer each was enlarged to my chosen size.|
Once enlarged trace them onto freezer paper
cut each number out and ready for ironing into place.
|fun time - I went looking for shiny fabric of course|
and then the most sparkling thread I could findI
narrowing it down to just two colors from
all this wonderful Kreinik thread I had.
|to prepare for stitching I sandwiched my fabrics with batting|
and even though the freezer paper sticks to the fabric I knew
that I would be traveling with it so I basted it all together with thread
|It was time to stitch, so using my favorite 'seed stitch' |
I stitchedl in all the areas OUTSIDE the freezer paper letters
|once the outside are was completed I removed |
all the basting thread & freezer paper letters
then using my 2nd color of thread
I stitched again close to the edges of each to glitter them up
More about line and fun ways to study it and use it, tomorrow!