Thanks for stopping by today! I have a simple seasonal embroidery project that will take just minutes to stitch up. I really like this cute little candy corn embroidery project, but what I like more is my newest embroidery invention: Embroidery Screening. Yup, I just made up that name. See, you can do that when you invent things!
I know that I am trying to sound very important here, but embroidery screen is quite simple. As you can see in the picture, embroidery screening is simply long stitches over an image/shape/fabric that is done in a pattern and comes together to create a screen of sorts.
And, onto the tutorial.
- Orange, Yellow and White Pattern Fabric Scraps
- Heat Bond Adhesive (red label) Can be found in an craft store.
- Neutral Background Fabric
- Embroidery Thread
- Embroidery Hoop
- Candy Corn Template
- Water soluble marker
2. Place template over the fabric and cut out. Then, peal off the back paper and iron the candy corn shape onto your background fabric.
3. Using your water soluble marker, draw a line around the candy corn that is about 1 centemeter from the fabric on all sides. Then, start your “embroidery screening”. Stitch with long stitches from one side of each shade of fabric to the other, leaving a small amount of room between each stitch. Note, it is a little tricky stitching through the heat bond, but as long as you have a sharp needle is shouldn’t be a issue.
4. Finally, use a dark brown through to outline the candy corn. I did this with a slip stitch. See this tutorial for a how-to of the slip stitch.
And, ta da! I’m pretty excited about this…but, then again, I’m the sort of person that gets excited about all things embroidery. I am looking forward to using this technique in future projects, and, trust me, I have a ton of projects brewing at the moment, probably too many!
Thanks for being here. Make sure to stop by again soon. I am just over flowing with fall craft ideas, and there are sure to be more projects posted very soon!