Today I did a guest post for Clover in Violet series, A Season by Hand. Welcome to Clover and Violet readers, we hope you like what you see.
I decided to share an embroidery project that is twist on the norm.
I embroidered right on top of a fabric I already loved. This is Sarah Jane's Out to Sea fabric line, and this mermaid is darling!
To start, cut the fabric piece about an inch and a half larger than the hoop you are using.
Another tip is to add a circle of fusible white fleece to the back, this helps your stitches not show through to the front of your project.
I started with a simple filler stitch for the mermaid tail...
I added some stem stitching to her hair, just pieces of her hair, not all. Then I did a handful of frenchknots to the starfish. The texture really stands out. You could be done here if you liked it.
I decided to go on and "freestyle" the fishes. The same style of fish were in a different area of the print, so I basically just copied that idea and added the fish next to her. I really like them.
When you are finished, pull tight, and use a glue gun and glue the fabric edges to the back of the hoop.
You are finished! A sweet, semi-custom, darling embroidery hoop art.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and if you are new from Clover and Violet, we hope you come back more!