Yesterday I ordered the seeds for my garden, and I was kinda feeling the veggies. So I decided to whip-up this little piece of embroidery, and put it in a vintage frame. Basically, all I did was look at a picture of a carrot and translate it as best I could to a small piece of fabric.
What you will need:
- scrap of an open weave fabric
- scrap of fabric in a print
- old frame (I got mine at the Salvation Army for $0.25)
- piece of cardboard that fits inside the frame like a picture would
- Picture of what you want to embroider
- embroidery thread
- tape or glue
Take the glass piece out of your frame and measure. Cut out a piece of the open weave fabric that is 1″ smaller on each side than the glass. For example, if you have glass that is 4″x6″, your fabric should be 3″x5″. Fray each of the edges by slowly pulling out threads one by one until you have the desired length of fray.
Using your picture, embroider the image onto the fabric. If you like, you could trace the picture onto the fabric first and then erase it later.
Using the other fabric, wrap the piece of cardboard. Secure with tape or glue. Arrange the finished embroidery where you would like it to be on the fabric-wrapped cardboard. Slide into the frame and put on the back.
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