TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 | Comments: 20
I love to mess around with embroidery – here’s a different kind of Valentine for you…
Rubber coated copper wire is shaped into a sentence and stitched onto a piece of rough linen.
Start out with a piece of fabric and a piece of corrugated cardboard – both of the same size.
Grab a bag of Twisteez Wire (a rubber coated copper wire used for wire sculptures, available at Blick for about $6.00 a bag).
Shape your sentence by bending the wire.
Using an embroidery floss of the same color as the wire, attach your wire sentence to the fabric.
I made small stitches at about every half inch or so. You only need to make small stitches to tack it down.
I used a red thread to dot the "i" with a french knot.
I also filled in the heart with a satin stitch in red.
Using a hot glue gun, I attached the fabric to the cardboard and hung it up with a metal clip.
Give it a try – the kids will love this one.