Due to popular demand, I have very limited stock of this print left. Please order quickly if you are attending the Denman workshop on the 10th March!
If I have sold out by the time you place your order, I will send your order out as soon as the new stock arrives, so please be patient.
The new printed stock is due to arrive hopefully about the 6th March. If you are attending the workshop on the 10th March, do let me know and I will ensure you are first in the queue for sending your order out.
Many thanks, Stacey
Extra Large Printed fabric background design on heavy 270g Gaberdine 100% Cotton fabric depicting the blue version of the Victorian Easter Bunny project
This design is an illustration that has been inspired by a weird and wonderful Victorian photograph, designed to offer an alternative to the usual imagery that is used for Easter projects
The full outer size is a large 35 x 27.5cm. Within this design I have allowed a working margin of 3.5cm plus from the edge, allowing you be able to easily manoeuvre an embroidery hoop around the design as you work
Background pattern prints are suitable for both:
Freehand Machine Embroidery
This project, along with all of my other print projects, is as wide as your imagination! There are no rules - only your individual response to the background fabric to be used as your creative spark!
This project is suitable for beginners:
You could simply use this as a first attempt at freehand machine embroidery, just put your foot down and create anything from a messy thread scribble to trying to follow the easily defined lines with your needle.
This project is suitable for improvers to intermediates:
If you have already tried free-motion and want to do more, this offers a great solution for you too.
You have a choice of whether to try and hone your accuracy skills by accurately tracing the outlines verbatim.
Or, for the next step up once you are ready, you could begin to tackle the 'colouring in' of the image. Again, this could be with a limited, basic thread colour palette to get to used to following the printed design whilst your skills are improving. This colour blending with stitch can also be used alongside painting the background with fabric pens/paints, acrylic paint, collaged up-cycled paper packaging or appliquéd fabric. It is your project. There are no right or wrongs, just your individual response to the project. And above all, let it be the most fun you can make it!
The printed fabric is washable at 40 degrees on a gentle wash, but be aware that if embroidered with old or damaged threads that the dye can run, so proceed with extreme caution before washing and iron on a medium warm iron
The print will be sent by First Class Post to Mainland UK only (Unless you decide to opt for the Special Delivery option).
The fabric and card prints will be sent in A3 envelope unless ordered with other items.
Some elements of your package may be up-cycled as I try to reduce waste and re use as much as I possibly can.
Please iron flat before beginning to embroider the background
If you live outside of Mainland UK, please do contact me for a postal quotation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why use a fabric print background for your embroidery work?
Following an existing pattern to start this craft is great for people who:
- Think they cannot draw!
- Perfectionists who are not so keen on the random messy lines that can be synonymous with machine embroidery
- People who would like to build up confidence and build up their skills in this craft before moving onto their own thread drawing
- Personally, I find it is very therapeutic just to simply trace the lines in thread without having to make design/colour decisions or to have to follow written instructions as I sew. You don’t have to think you just simply stitch over what is in front of you. I find the repetitive process of the stitching is soothing and satisfying, both by hand sewing and by machine.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com