text embroidery

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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!!!