Monday, February 6, 2017

Step Two - Converstaion Hearts

Now it is time for the Embroidered Hearts.
Take inspiration from candies, they are everywhere this time of year, so go on out and buy some if you can't think of words to use on your hearts.

Cut three 8" Squares of background fabric.
  For the hearts. download the heart template and the letters. Insert these images into a document and make sure the images are sized at 6 1/2" wide. Print these pages to use for tracing your embroidery designs.

Trace a heart on the middle of each 8" square of background fabric. 

A light box is a great way to trace these images. If you do not have a light box, you can tape (using painter's tape) the paper and fabric to a window on a bright day and then trace. 
Choose your sayings and trace the letters in the center each heart. Use your favorite method to mark the images. I used a water soluble pencil.
 Choose your embroidery floss colors.
 Using a back stitch, stem stitch, split stitch or a chain stitch embroider the heart and the letters.

If you need a refresher on how to do any of these stitches, check out Sublime Stitching.
Check back on Wednesday for the setting instructions :)

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