From pin to reality | USA embroidery
In November I started a embroidery project that I can share about now. It was to become a Christmas gift for a friend.
This pin sparked my itch to make something with a map.
So, I printed the US map on a A4 paper, which later made the whole project a bit complicated, but it turned out fine! I found this site where they have a broad selection of maps to print.
I then used the old trick of parchment paper and pencil to first trace the map over onto the parchment paper. Then I turned it over, traced it again on the backside.
Then finally I began to trace the patterned over to my fabric. I just turned the parchment paper over to the right side and the pencil leaves a great pattern without being to harch.
I am sorry that this picture is a bit blurry. Here it is when I was finished with the embroidery part. I then cut all the loose ends of and ironed it. I knew I really did want to hae it in a hoop, but alas it was to big. So I backed it with some fabric.
I thrifted this hanger and used it to hang the fabric from.
I am super happy about how it turned out and besides the mounting
it is really an easy embroidery project.