SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012 | Comments: 10
I like to say something with my stitches. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just sincere…
No need for a pattern with this, just say what you feel and let it go where it wants.
I just snapped a piece of linen into an embroidery hoop and started stitching. I like to call this "doodle stitching". It's just like doodling with a pen on paper; let yourself go and work with the mistakes. I used a few different shades of embroidery floss and a back stitch.
I like the look of rough, wrinkly linen. I purchase drop cloths at Home Depot, cut them up, throw them in the washer and dryer and start stitching.
I thought the heart needed some weight to it – so I colored it in from the back with a pink sharpie. I experimented first on a scrap piece of linen and preferred the look on the reverse side – it was softer.
The kids can help with this part.
An IKEA frame is a stylish and inexpensive way to finish this look.