Normally I only knit, but yesterday I felt a strong urge to try embroidery. I just so happen to have some old fabric, a hoop, and thread that I obtained from my great-grandmother after she passed away. Now I needed to find an image and I did, but it was not just any image either, but the image of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Considering her feast day was yesterday, it made sense.
I looked up a quick 3 minute video on different stitches and then hit the fabric.
Let me know what you think (e.g. what I could have done, tips, what I still need to do, etc.)
Yes and no. I am honestly surprised at myself at how well it came out. But I’m not so happy with the thread choice of the face and hands because you can barely see them now that I have it in a frame and hanging on the wall. Oh well, so is life when learning something new.
Nice work! If you enjoyed embroidering, I would suggest picking up a stitch sampler (Dropcloth and Kiriki are ones I know of) so you can learn and practice at the same time and see how different stitches can be used in different ways. I really enjoyed learning with mine. Have fun!
I am creating a morale patch design (2 in x 3 in) for the first time in Affinity Designer that will eventually be Embroidery Digitizing In USA. I noticed for Adobe Illustrator there’s an embroidery plugin available to ensure your design is suited for an embroidery machine. Is there a similar plugin we can use for Affinity Designer? Also, how large does the border width need to be in my design? I haven’t found any answers online and hope you can be of help.
I’m sorry I’m late saying so but welcome to Fiberkind!
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