Finally - Epic Embroidery Complete! - Keys 1741 - 1758
I told my friend I was going to embroider ten keys as part of my childhood crafts revisited keys series.
“You should embroider that Doodle Art Poster you made” she said.
“OK” I said.
“That would be cool” we thought.
“That will take over six months to complete” is not something I thought. But it is what happened.
To begin this epic embroidery work. I used a transfer pencil from the fabric store to move my Doodle Art inspired poster design to an old shower curtain liner. First I traced the pattern onto tracing paper with a lead pencil, then I traced the back of the design with the transfer pencil, and to finish I ironed the pattern onto the material. This meant the design wasn’t reversed at all. It also meant that if I waited too long to embroider the pattern would fad and I’d have to retrace and re-iron it. Sometimes I was able to line it up really well and sometimes I wasn’t. I am hopeful that the visible pattern lines (which I can’t seem to wash out or erase) will eventually fade. After lamenting all the parts of this project that didn’t work well (like how long it took, how numb my hand kept getting, and how poor my sewing skills are) I have decided that - just like remembering my childhood - I will focus on the good things and be glad I completed it!