Today, I would like to share one of my favorite projects: turning your children’s artwork into embroideries. I’m not the an accomplished needlepointed but, I’ve know the chain stitch and with this simple stick, there are so many practical uses for it. One of the things I love to do is to personalise the items of kids clothing. It can be an monogrammed initial, a secret note in a hem, a heart on a sock (here.) I just think it’s such a fun way to personalise items.
When this drawing appeared, I knew belongs on one of the berets I’d brought back from a recent trip to France! I wanted to see it perched on her head!
(And a little initial detail from the back)
Treasured Drawing Embroidery
Happy March 1. In Stockholm, we are watching the snow melt and enjoying the sound of a growing number of chirping song birds. This bird was meant to land on one of the colorful berets that I had stashed away from an earlier visit to France. (Monoprix: you are a paradise for French basics.) The stiff wool of a beret is an easy and forgiving embroidery surface. You won’t even need to use a loop with this fabric.
There are several ways to transfer your child’s art to the surface:
One: Wing it, by re-drawing the artwork carefully with an embroidery pencil.
Two: “Prick and Pounce” method, described below.
Something you might like:Towel Beach Bags
Travel Luggage Tags and Journals (with your kid’s art)