I just came across this picture on Flickr, from a vintage children's book: My Word Book 5, 1966 (Printed by W L Hawes, Government Printer, Adelaide).I think it would look great as a stitched sampler for a kid's room.
oh CUTE! I like your idea, I'm imagining cream muslin with a batting back for the design looks quilted!!!
Hi, am starting out on embroidery with lots of DMC threads. May I ask, do i use one strand or all 6 strands?Thanks
Arkerchi, it depends on the effect you want to achieve, and what's easiest for you to work with.If you're stitching a basic outline design, you can use all 6, and it will have a very bold effect. As a rule of thumb, I usually divide my thread into 3 strands, as it gives good coverage of your outline without being too bulky. And if I'm doing fine outlines on things, I'll just use 1 strand.Have you had a look at the Feeling Stitchy website? (the link is in my sidebar) They have links to great tutorials and stitching tips.Good luck! Can't wait to see your stitching!
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