It was time for a nice behind the scenes, “making of” post about issue 11 of my e-zine. Embroidery is a time consuming, very relaxing (albeit obsessive) job, and I love it more every time I use it as a technique. I´ve used it in January´s e-zine and in baby blankets. I find that the slight serendipity of the stitches provides a beautiful character to the technique, making it very expressive.
So, to show you around a bit, it all starts with sketches:
I scan them and make the layout in the computer, enlarge it and print it. It´s time for transfering the page onto the cloth to be embroidered. I use a very sophisticated lightbox – the window:
Then it´s time to take my needle and embroidery floss out of the box and start stitching, without fear:
And go on stitching…
… and stitching.
All text is embroidered too. I check three times and just hope for no typos:
Then on to the reverse side:
And a good wash in the end to remove all graphite stains: