Use Your Favorite Photo to Create a Unique Hand Embroidery Designcomments (4) August 6th, 2008
Even through I love hand embroidery, I don't get the opportunity to do it very often...I'm going to have to be a little more creative with my time management because I've discovered two projects that I can't resist (My Polly Positive sister is always telling me, when there's a will, there's a way!). I'll keep one of the projects a surprise until next week because I'm still in the research phase of my discovery, but I can't wait to tell you about the second...
I was inspired by Shannon's post about Urban Threads' Embroidery Designs. I set off looking for other websites that featured embroidery designs that had an edge...I ended up finding Calamity Kim instead! Using a light box she was able to transfer a photograph onto fabric, creating an embroidery design. If that was not fabulous enough, she used the perfect combination of redwork hand embroidery and an easy-to-do freezer paper applique technique to create an adorable design of a child dressed up in vintage prints. You should definitely check this out...think of all the possibilities stacked in shoeboxes piled high in the closet (If you're like me, you have lots of photos tucked away that were taken before the digital age.)
I also noticed that she has a shop on Etsy.com One of her "Current Whims" is the Tea with Jane Austen Calamity Kim Vintage Cutwork Linen Apron...I was really intrigued by this one-of-a-kind garment...I'd pack it to wear at dinner when I to go away for the weekend to a country bed and breakfast!