Wire Embroidery

I love to mess around with embroidery – here’s a different kind of Valentine for you…

Wire embroidery from Family Chic.

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.

Comments (20):

  1. Dawn

    January 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Very industrious of you! Cleaver way to tack it down, too.

    • camilla

      January 4, 2012 at 1:27 am

      Thank you Dawn! So glad you like it! 🙂 C

  2. WeKnowStuff

    January 4, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Never in a million years would I have thought you could do something so very creative with coated wire! Love this!


    • camilla

      January 4, 2012 at 1:27 am

      Dani, Thanks for stopping by and commenting – I always love to hear from my readers! 🙂 Take Care, Camilla

  3. jana

    January 4, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Love this. You come up with such creative and simple ideas all the time. Looking for a book from you someday soon.
    xo jana
    ps-love the new blog design too.

    • camilla

      January 4, 2012 at 1:26 am

      Thank you so much Jana! I really appreciate your support! 🙂 Happy New Year, Camilla

  4. Kelli

    January 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    LOVE IT! You are super talented!

  5. Edith

    January 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Wow this is simply gorgeous, I love the idea.
    Thanks for sharing this =) And “Hi” from Paris – France.

    • camilla

      January 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Merci Edith! 🙂

  6. Blair

    January 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I really love your idea. Could you use burlap as your fabric?

  7. DM

    January 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Cool! I love this idea !!!

  8. Catrin

    January 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Awesome. This looks amazing. I really like it. So many possibilities.
    Greetings from Germany

  9. janiece

    January 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Very Cute! I can not wait to try it.

  10. Sara

    January 14, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Hi Camilla – Love this idea. I may try non-rubberized wire since that is what I already have to work with.

    • camilla

      January 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Sara – that sounds great – I am sure it will work. Best of luck with it – have fun! 🙂 Camilla

  11. Allie

    January 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Hi Camilla! LOVE this! I saw it on Ucreate and just had to pop over and see it. It looks so fun! It’s definitely pinned for later use. Thanks for sharing!

    • camilla

      January 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Allie, Thanks! It is very fun to make and super easy! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Camilla

  12. sara

    January 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

    love this! it’s so adorable!
    just came across your blog and i’m LOVING it.
    thanks for such sweet wholesome ideas!

  13. Peg Poswall

    February 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    HI, loved this idea so much I made 50 of them and mailed them out for Valentine Cards. Thanks so much for the idea.

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