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Illustrations with embroidery
When I was in elementary school my family moved from the city to a small village and I found myself suddenly in a new school with needlework as a subject. The other kids in my class could knit and crochet and I could tilt juice over my needlework and make some quite elaborate knots with yarn, which unfortunately were all completely unintentional.

A year later, I changed to the next school, which had a shop class and decades have passed in which I always slightly winced when I saw a cross-stitch somewhere. So no one is more surprised than I* am that I have now tried myself on embroidery. In fact, embroidery is just like painting with yarn and if you do not want to, you don´t even have to use a cross-stich! Who knew?

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  • How to embroider art. Illustrations With Embroidery  - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, you need an embroidery hoop. The size of the hoop depends on what method you want to use to print on the fabric.

  • How to embroider art. Illustrations With Embroidery  - Step 2
    Step 2

    I have cut my fabric to a Din-4-size and ironed it on this paper. This way I could print on the fabric with my inkjet printer like with normal paper. Afterwards, you just have to remove the wax paper from the fabric.

  • How to embroider art. Illustrations With Embroidery  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, you need a motive. This step did cost me a week. That's what happens when you look for illustrations on Pinterest! These trees are made by the designer Eloise Renouf, which creates absolutly wonderful prints and fabrics.

  • How to embroider art. Illustrations With Embroidery  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Since two of my hoops were larger than DIN-4 I have cut a bigger extra layer of fabric on which I glued my DIN-4 print. Days later a friend of mine asked me why I didn´t make a DIN-3 print at a copy shop. Well, good Question!

  • How to embroider art. Illustrations With Embroidery  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you only need to clamp the fabric in the hoop...

  • How to embroider art. Illustrations With Embroidery  - Step 6
    Step 6

    ... and then you can begin to embroider. When you're done, you leave the fabric inside the hoop and just cut off the edge. Here is my little finished gallery.

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