text embroidery

Here is me trying to get my life on order

And by that I mean trying to get a possible income in order or something??

 Ok so I’ve been thinking about selling some of my embroidery. It seems the beetle collars are quite popular and I was thinking of what the best method would be. Here’s my thinking aloud: 

  •  I can embroider a bunch of those fake collars (which is actually what I did the good stags on) which means I could do a whole bunch and not have to worry about sizing and finding time to do each sized shirt.
  • I could embroider full on shirts (but I’d have to find a good supplier of good quality shirts).
  • I could do BOTH these things at the same time but I might need to drop a day at work if the demand is really gonna be that high (I wish)
  • The back of the embroidery could be cleaner so I will have to try and keep it as tidy and professional as possible.
  •  That just leaves the price, I reckon it can probably take a bout 7-8 hours to complete but I might do another run to see how it goes. At minimum wage in the uk (£7.50~ish? Idk) that’s roughly £58 and material cost on top of that! No ones gonna pay that much for them at this stage, I’ll need to make a name for myself I think. So I could probably do it for £30 if I find a good supplier of collars (think I’ll start with the fake collars) plus s+h.
  • Also means I will make an Etsy and maybe a new blog and/ or business name so I’m more in control (this is a side blog atm). 

Thanks for listening to my rambles, just wanted a place to keep all my thoughts in one place and see if I can get any opinions or advice?

 Hope you’re all having a great day/ night!!

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Embroidery is super relaxing, but just know that it will take forever. I encourage all of you to give it a try.

A couple of notes on making your own cross stitch pattern: 

I’m not an expert or anything. This is just a process I developed because I like learning the basics of crafts & then running away with that info & doing my own thing. Like, why would I work off of someone else’s cross stitch pattern when I can just make my own? That said, I really like the reproduction aspect of cross stitching–theoretically, I could give someone the plan to my tryptic & they could make their own version at home for themselves. How cool is that?

I said “choose your pallet & start drawing” because I decided beforehand how many colours of thread I wanted to use. That’s just how I work. You do what you want.

I use a tablet to draw on the computer in photoshop, but I’m sure you could do this process with a drawing or painting that you scan in. And there are definitely other tutorials online that can show you how to do this all manually with graph paper.

Also, I didn’t use aida cloth for this tryptic. I just used regular cotton with waste canvas. Because I’m not a huge fan of how aida cloth looks bordering a finished piece. That’s  a super picky detail, but I figured I’d mention it in case someone got confused as to why the fabric my tryptic is done on doesn’t resemble aida cloth. 

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HELLO HI FRIENDS!!! I’m very excited to announce the newest addition to my Etsy shop: the “COOL” collection ! All garments are embroidered by me on secondhand or vintage clothing (all in great condition). They can all be found for purchase here

Thanks everyone for the continuous support!!!