Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Embroidery on terry cloth toweling

Completed this embroidery experiment on an old handtowel.
Lesson learned AFTERWARDS: When embroidering on looped terry cloth, prepare fabric by ironing the towel in one direction to "smush" down the loops.
  • The circles were drawn on with water soluble ink pen using coins as template.
  • Stitches employed: split, satin, running, backstitch and interlaced running stitch.
  • Lime green embroidery floss and aqua heavier pearl cotton.

(The grosgrain ribbon actually matches the floss but appears darker.)

You like the soy-cles?

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