Sally – my team leader – retires while I am in New York. I’ve known her for over a decade. We’ve ordered a lovely rustic bench to be made for her and I agreed to make some cushions for it.
I was intending to put some Sukie transfers on them (nice and easy…) but turns out I bought canvas and it’s too textured to iron the transfers on. So I decided I would have to do some of my sewing machine sketching. I know she loves sailing and often spends time in Wittering. So I did a cushion cover based on each.
I roughly sketch them with a pen. Then trace onto tracing paper and pin it onto the thing I want to embroider and then machine over the lines. The main lines I do 3 times – this makes it look sketchy and evens out my wobbly lines. I then do any shading in a mark-making fashion with 1 thread. Note to self tho – make sure you crack the tracing paper off BEFORE you do any shading. Otherwise you spend all night picking the paper out of the details with tweezers!