A brilliant idea for EMBROIDERY today.
With summer fast approaching I think this is the perfect time to share this project. One of my long time customers, Kerry is a prolific stitcher and always seems to come up with some great projects. I swear this woman does not sleep! I thought this was a FANTASTIC idea when I found the photos in my inbox. I love canvas shoes – I own a particularly ratty pair for garden shoes. You can find canvas shoes at a variety of stores.
Kerry found the images online, saved them to her computer, re-sized and printed them onto Printable Sulky Stitcky Fabri-Solvy. You can read about this product HERE.
TIP – Kerry generally purchases the 6 yard rolls for her ink-jet printer but it can be tricky to feed into the printer. She tapes some on a regular piece of paper then feeds it into the printer. You will need to wait a few hours for the ink to dry. Stitch the pattern then run it under hot water to remove the Fabri-Solvy. You may need to rub lightly with a toothbrush.
I will add a second tip that it would be a good idea to rinse my threads prior to stitching a project such as this requiring washing. This way you can ensure the threads are colour fast.
Kerry chose size 8 perle cotton, colour #10 for the black shoes and size 8 perle cotton, colour #3 for the white ones. She does mention that the canvas is thicker than it looks so stitching can be a bit tricky – I imagine a bit tough on the fingers too!
Yes, you are definitely ready for the season girl! Thanks so much for sharing Kerry.
You can find a great selection of colours if these are not appealing in the SHOP!
Have a great weekend.